Philosophical Reflections2_3

Citizen Skeptic: Cicero’s Academic Republicanism (pages 275–285)

Scott Aikin ABSTRACT: The skeptical challenge to politics is that if knowledge is in short supply and it is a condition for the proper use of political power, then there is very little just politics. Cicero’s Republicanism is posed as a program for political legitimacy wherein both citizens and their states are far from ideal. The result is a form ... Read More »

Dialectical Strategic Planning in Aristotle (pages 287–309)

Iovan Drehe ABSTRACT: The purpose of this paper is to give an account and a rational reconstruction of the heuristic advice provided by Aristotle in the Topics and Prior Analytics in regard to the difficulty or ease of strategic planning in the context of a dialectical dialogue. The general idea is that a Questioner can foresee what his refutational syllogism ... Read More »

A Sketch of a Humane Education: A Capability Approach Perspective (pages 311–321)

Kevin Ross Nera ABSTRACT: Poverty, understood as basic capability deprivation, can only be solved through a process of expanding the freedoms that people value and have reason to value. This process can only begin if the capability to imagine and aspire for an altenative lifestyle worthy of human dignity is cultivated by an education program that develops both the capability ... Read More »

Intellectual Property, Globalization, and Left-Libertarianism (pages 323–345)

Constantin Vică ABSTRACT: Intellectual property has become the apple of discord in today’s moral and political debates. Although it has been approached from many different perspectives, a final conclusion has not been reached. In this paper I will offer a new way of thinking about intellectual property rights (IPRs), from a left-libertarian perspective. My thesis is that IPRs are not ... Read More »

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