“Priestley died in Pennsylvania in 1804, having throughout his life professed freedom in science, religion, and politics.”
“Locke interpreted revelation and the Bible not as divine, but as human things.”
“Locke made extensive use of efficiency arguments in his economic and political writings because he valued wealth and economic growth as important human goals.”
“Locke’s own extensive knowledge of travel literature suggests that he may have edited a major series of voyage literature.”
For his ideas about the emergence of governing institutions out of the state of Nature, Locke looked to Native America.
“Since 1950…the intellectual history of the Revolution has come to center stage.”
“Those who opposed communism…on principle, the individualists and isolationists of the Old Right, were [also] opponents of [the Cold War.]”
“The Age of Reason is perhaps the finest deistic piece ever penned.”
“His science is not philosophy but rhetoric in the classical Greco-Roman sense. And of this, he was truly a master.”
“Justice can hardly be done to Flynn’s masterpiece in a review.”
“Nisbet views the anarchists as the major philosophers who successfully answer advocates of centralization of the state and collectivism.”
“The two approaches of the Methodenstreit…[represented] widely divergent views on the scope and logic of economic and social-scientific inquiry.”
A complex view into a complex thinker.
“Godwin did not see political revolution as intellectual progress; in fact he viewed it as a hindrance to progress.”
Jefferson valued Turgot so highly, “that in the honored place of the entrance hall to Monticello he placed a Houdon portrait bust to this Enlightenment hero.”
Philospher Henry Babcock Veatch explores the long history and vibrant future of Natural Law.