Category Archives: Finding My Political Philosophy

The General/Popular Will and Liberal Democracy

By Jeremy Daggett on in Finding My Political Philosophy

In this essay we will be examining the concept of the general, or popular, will as understood by French political philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau and American all-around intellectual giant Orestes Brownson.  In explaining the positions of Rousseau and Brownson, we will … Continue reading

What is the purpose of law?

By Jeremy Daggett on in Finding My Political Philosophy

(If you have not, please read my first post, Legal Positivism.) There are, of course, many great books and articles on this topic. I can only hope in such a short space to give a brief answer that will hopefully spark … Continue reading

Legal Positivsm

By Jeremy Daggett on in Finding My Political Philosophy

We have quite a bit to think about in these last three months.  In the post entitled Considerations for the Upcoming Election, I asked several questions of my readers.  Continuing the series of “Finding my Political Philosophy”, let’s look at a … Continue reading

Considerations for the Upcoming Election

By Jeremy Daggett on in Finding My Political Philosophy

The Thinker

There are plenty of questions to consider this election year.  What do we want our country to look like?  What direction should it be going?  Is Obama really a Socialist?  Do I even know what really is Socialism?  Is Romney substantively … Continue reading

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