Social and Political Philosophy

Social Contract Theory by David Antonini

“Nasty, Brutish, and Short”: Thomas Hobbes on Life in the State of Nature by Daniel Weltman

John Rawls’ ‘A Theory of Justice’ by Ben Davies

Distributive Justice: How Should Resources be Allocated? By Dick Timmer and Tim Meijers

Ethics and Absolute Poverty: Peter Singer and Effective Altruism by Brandon Boesch

Free Speech by Mark Satta

Theories of Punishment by Travis Joseph Rodgers

Defining Capitalism and Socialism and Arguments for Capitalism and Socialism by Thomas Metcalf

Marx’s Conception of Alienation by Dan Lowe

Rousseau on Human Nature: “Amour de soi” and “Amour propre” by Corey McCabe

Removing Confederate Monuments by Travis Timmerman

How to Establish Social Order? Three Early Chinese Answers by Henrique Schneider

The African Ethic of Ubuntu by Thaddeus Metz 

Just War Theory by Ryan Jenkins

The Death Penalty by Benjamin S. Yost

Ethics and the Expected Consequences of Voting by Thomas Metcalf

The Prisoner’s Dilemma by Jason Wyckoff

Hannah Arendt’s Political Thought by David Antonini

Plato’s Crito: When should we break the law? by Spencer Case

Aristotle’s Defense of Slavery by Dan Lowe 

Reparations for Historic Injustice by Joseph Frigault

Epistemic Injustice by Huzeyfe Demirtas

Feminism Part 1: The Sameness Approach by Annaleigh Curtis

Feminism Part 2: The Difference Approach by Annaleigh Curtis

Feminism Part 3: The Dominance Approach by Chelsea Haramia

Mary Astell’s “A Serious Proposal to the Ladies” (1694) by Simone Webb

Licensing Parents by Ryan Jenkins

The Repugnant Conclusion by Jonathan Spelman

Hope by Michael Milona & Katie Stockdale

Expertise by Jamie Carlin Watson

Conspiracy Theories by Jared Millson

The Ontology of Race by Abiral Chitrakar Phnuyal

Sexual Orientation, Sex, and Gender by Raja Halwani

Also see Ethics