Today, political philosophy may wonder about the object of its speculation. The sovereign is not the only one in the picture. History cannot be ignored. Sensible construction meets social construction in these comments and essays.
This 15800 word commentary summarizes, comments on, and re-articulates Alexander Dugin’s recent book The Fourth Political Theory. Alexander Dugin is a Russian political theorist. My work is not a substitute for Dugin’s book. His work attracted my eye because my mission is to imagine the fourth age of understanding, the age of semiotics. This work complement's Dugin's book.
This essay comments on a short article appearing in The Catholic Social Science Review (vol. 22, 2017, pages 147-156). The goal is to re-articulate the argument using the primal triad of judgment and the category based nested form.
This 4400 word essay applies the category-based nested form to an essay by Fr. Dan Pattee, T.O.R., entitled “Social Justice and Catholic Social Thought”, appearing in The Catholic Social Science Review (volume 21, pages 99-115).
This 23,700 word essay comments on Eric Santners’s book, subtitled On the Subject-Matter of Political Economy. The category-based nested form is used to model features of Santner’s directed associations. These models complement the text.
This 19,200 word essay comments on George Weigel’s book, published at the end of the administration of President George Bush. The category-based nested form lays out relational structures. Theology runs beneath the surface of Weigel’s 15 lessons.
This 23,100 word essay comments on Peter Burfeind’s book, concerning a resurgent Gnosticism in contemporary America. The category-based nested form is used to model the Gnostic origin myth. This model is then compared to other features of contemporary Gnosticism.