Contra Social Contract Theory

Social Contract Theory has millions of philosophical supporters worldwide, of all political and philosophical stripes. Locke, Russeau, Hobbes, Kant, and many others have formulated the theory, but it generally consists of the following: Democratic government is a body composed of all of the individuals in a society acting in concert, delegating their individual rights of…

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Solipsism with Alvin Plantinga

At a recent Lecture I attended by Philosopher Alvin Plantinga, he warmed up the crowd with a few solipsist jokes. FYI, solipsism is the rather odd idea that there is only one individual in the universe and that you are it. Everyone else is just a figment of your imagination. 1. British philosopher Bertrand Russell…

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