Political philosophy isn’t just for college students

Mindaugas Stoskus (Vilnius): Disciplines of Political Philosophy and Political Science: Antagonism, Cooperation or Indifference? Eric Schliesser on a working definition of political theory (and five main tasks) and on the absence of method(s) in analytic (political) philosophy. From the Franklin Humanities Institute, a symposium on the Future of Political Theory, including Chris Kennedy (Duke): Revisiting Its Past and Some Thoughts About Its Future; Alexandra Oprea (Duke): The Normative Science of Politics; Samuel Bagg (McGill): Political Theory as an Anti-discipline; Nora Hanagan (Duke): American Political Thought in the Trump Era; and Michael Allen Gillespie (Duke): Using the Canon to Prepare for Tomorrow. Sarah Scoffield interviews Christian Barry, editor of the Journal of Political Philosophy.

Facundo Vega (Cornell): Sheldon Wolin’s (In)Vocations: Dichotomies, Paradoxes, and the Mystery of Politics. Pietro Maffettone (Durham): Of Blood, Oil, and Engaged Political Philosophy. Brian Ellis on humanism as a political philosophy. Skye C Cleary on how Simone de Beauvoir’s political philosophy resonates today. The first chapter from Political Theory and Film: From Adorno to Zizek by Ian Fraser. Olivia Goldhill on the five philosophers who will shape global politics in 2018. What, if anything, is wrong with private money in political philosophy? John Tomasi on the Political Theory Project and the essence of Brown. Political philosophy isn’t just for college students, it’s making my students stronger readers.