Political Philosophy


Latest Popular


Beauty & Aesthetics
Bioethics
Cosmopolitanism
Death
Ethics
Evil
Free Will
History of Ideas
Knowledge
Logic
Meaning & the Good Life
Metaphysics
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy of Science
Political Philosophy
Values & Beliefs

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Idea/Political Philosophy

Free speech debates are more than ‘radicals’ vs ‘liberals’

Eric Heinze

Essay/Digital Culture

Shame on you

Unburdening ourselves online can feel radical and liberating. But is baring and sharing all as emancipatory as it seems?

Firmin deBrabander

Idea/Political Philosophy

What would Leibniz say about the schisms in Europe today?

Maria Rosa Antognazza

Essay/History of Ideas

How not to be a chucklehead

Saturday mornings with J L Austin in postwar Oxford were a golden time for wordplay, silly jokes and serious philosophy

Nakul Krishna

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Idea/History

Why historians would make bad policy advisers

Neville Morley

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Idea/Ethics

There’s no moral difference between a wall and a migrant visa

Hrishikesh Joshi

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Idea/Political Philosophy

Can liberal values be absolute? Or is that a contradiction?

Max Hayward

Idea/History

America’s Declaration of Independence was pro-immigrant

Steven Pincus

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Essay/Political Philosophy

Bruno the brave

For anyone who dares to voice dangerous ideas and risk imprisonment or exile, Giordano Bruno remains a hero

Stephanie Merritt

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Idea/Cultures & Languages

How the end of democracy made the Greeks more polite

Eleanor Dickey

Essay/Politics & Government

The English question

Little England may have undone Great Britain. Will a nation of dark fascism or one of green and pleasant lands emerge?

Paul Harris

Idea/Political Philosophy

Charisma is a mysterious and dangerous gift

John Potts

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Essay/Values & Beliefs

Beyond anger

Anger is the emotion that has come to saturate our politics and culture. Philosophy can help us out of this dark vortex

Martha C Nussbaum

Essay/Politics & Government

Everyone was a liberal

On the Left, ‘neoliberal’ is an epithet but, not long ago, everyone wanted to be liberal. Will anyone claim liberalism?

Lawrence Glickman

Video/Political Philosophy

Want to build a just society? John Rawls said to start by ignoring your identity

2 minutes

Idea/History

A beleaguered Britain takes comfort in nostalgia for empire

Paul Harris

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Idea/Political Philosophy

How free market ideology perverts the vocabulary of democracy

Jason Stanley

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Essay/History of Ideas

Why Spinoza still matters

At a time of religious zealotry, Spinoza’s fearless defence of intellectual freedom is more timely than ever

Steven Nadler

Idea/Politics & Government

Do conservative think tanks help to balance policy debates?

Jason Stahl

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Idea/Political Philosophy

We must stop worshipping the false god of the strong leader

Archie Brown

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Idea/Political Philosophy

It’s not presidents but pressure groups who lead US politics

Erik Loomis

Video/History of Ideas

Why Plato believed that philosopher kings – not democracy – should run the state

2 minutes

Idea/Political Philosophy

The secular front in the US

John Fea

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Idea/Political Philosophy

Are we likely to see new nation states emerge this century?

Chris Roth

Idea/Political Philosophy

Only the most noxious of speakers should be banned on campus

Monica Richter

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Idea/Political Philosophy

Why I never want to dress up in black tie again

Julian Baggini

Essay/Political Philosophy

Burke was no conservative

Edmund Burke’s support for the American Revolution, and opposition to the French, have been misunderstood

Richard Bourke

Essay/Cultures & Languages

The ministry of truth

Orwell taught us to fear technocratic jargon that doesn’t let us say what we mean. But that is language at its best

Elijah Millgram

Idea/Political Philosophy

Democracies fail when they ask too little of their citizens

Stephen Cave

Idea/Political Philosophy

ISIS has studied the past successes of terrorism all too well

Bruce Hoffman