Philosophy for the Vulgar
By Aaron Yarmel and Amitabha (Ami) Palmer
Philosophy for the VulgarApr 23, 2021
Rousseau: What Makes Government Legitimate?
In Section 1 we discuss the fallacy of composition. In Section 2 we discuss Rousseau's idea of the social contract and how government and government coercion can be legitimate.
Edmund Burke Part 2
In Part 1 we cover the slippery slope fallacy. In Part 2 we explore more ideas from the Godfather of Conservatism--Edmund Burke.
Edmond Burke 1
In Part 1 we explore the ways in which people often make misleading comparisons. In Part 2 we explore the Godfather of political conservatism. We break down is main ideas, extract the wisdom, and see how well his ideas apply to the world today.
In Part 1 we explore the distinction between belief and knowledge and why it matters. In Part 2 we break down the ideas in the most philosophical of the Federalist papers then ask how well the ideas and assumptions stand up in our contemporary context.