• Ancient and modern approaches to the question of punishment : Hobbes, Kant and Plato 

    Shuster, Arthur (2010-12-09)
    The modern criminal justice system is experiencing what may be called a moral crisis brought about by a fundamental disagreement regarding the just and humane treatment of criminals and the purpose of punishment. This ...
  • Dusting off dirty hands 

    Murphy, Hart Hamilton (2013-05-03)
    This paper revisits one of the more frequented stops at the crossroads of politics and morality in contemporary ethical theory, Michael Walzer’s essay “Political Action: The Problem of Dirty Hands.” The aim is to provide ...
  • Political ambition and piety in Xenophon's Memorabilia 

    Fallis, Lewis Bartlett (2013-06-20)
    This thesis analyzes Books III and IV of Xenophon’s Memorabilia. The Memorabilia is Xenophon’s defense of Socrates or the philosophic life against Athens or the political community as such. In Book III, Xenophon presents ...
  • Politics, religion, and philosophy in Al-Farabi's Book of Religion 

    Siddiqi, Ahmed Ali (2014-08-15)
    This thesis offers an interpretation of Al-Farabi’s Book of Religion, in which the tenth- century philosopher addresses more directly than in any of his other works the relationship between human and divine wisdom. Believing ...
  • Randomness and legitimacy in selecting democratic representatives 

    Parker, Joel Matthew (2012-07-13)
    The addition of random selection to our arsenal of methods for selecting political officials would enhance performance against norms of representative democracy. I employ historical and analytic methods to explore the ...
  • The Spanish masters : the 16th century presence in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 

    Hensley, Judge Robert (2011-10-05)
    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted in 1948 as a response to the atrocities of the Second World War. This analysis seeks to trace the influence of three Spanish masters of the 16th century, Las ...