Category Archives: Political Philosophy

An Argument against Representative Government

I’ve been thinking about my argument against universal suffrage and it seems that a very similar logic can be applied against representative government. First, let us take representative government to be a form of government where representatives seeks to enact … Continue reading

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Just Punishment and Just Price

Justice is grounded in a certain equality, that is giving what is due according to a nature. There is an equality between the nature and what is owed it and what is given. This equality establishes justice. In retributive justice, … Continue reading

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Sovereignty and Markets

God first of all is Sovereign and this is expressed in his Power and Providence. He creates all things and governs them with an absolute supremacy. A particular act of an authority is the dispensation or delegation of authority to … Continue reading

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Common Good, Liberalism and Jeans Days

Liberalism is a specific error that makes a proper good superior to the common good, namely the potential to act either for good or evil indifferently. The bespeaks of a genus of errors defined by making a proper good superior … Continue reading

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Private Property and Natural Law

Private property is not something demanded by the natural law for we do not find in things the nature of being owned by particular individuals. Rather we find that things are good for men generally rather than a particular man. … Continue reading

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Authority and Markets

*This is a tentative theory and only a beginning. Proceeding along the method of the Philosopher, let us consider first the simplest and most basic form of the polis, that is the household. In the household, the head or sovereign … Continue reading

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Liberalism and the Free Market

If we take free market to be the position that the State (i.e. the political authority) should not act in the market, is this a liberal position and if not is it still coherent? It seems that the free market … Continue reading

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