thomas hobbes

Inalienable rights, equality for all, the role of government – all American political ideals – right? Wrong. Many of the ideals we hold as being distinctly American actually have their origins in philosophers such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau. With the election coming fast on our heels, we thought we take a moment and explore the origins of our American political ideals. Join us with your thoughts and questions.

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Grants Get Ayn Rand's Ideas into Kentucky Universities

by ekramer November 11, 2009

The late philosopher Ayn Rand advocated abolishing all forms of government intervention in the economy. And lately, she’s been in the spotlight — with reported sales spikes of her 1957 novel Atlas Shrugged and two new books out about her. But even before markets tumbled last October, the study of Rand had been getting attention […]

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