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Aesthetics and Politics: Tracing the Emergence of Liberal and Conservative Structures of Feeling in Alexander Pope, Edmund Burke, and Immanuel Kant

Pacta Sunt Servanda Volume IV: December 9, 2021 Written by Nicholas Rice Edited by Judah Millen Introduction This essay will investigate the connections between the aesthetic and political philosophies of Alexander Pope, Edmund Burke, and Immanuel Kant, arguing that we can trace in them the development of competing liberal and...

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Theorising the 'State of Nature': Colonial Logics in Hobbes and Locke

Pacta sunt servanda Volume III: July 8, 2021 Written by Nicholas Rice John Vanderlyn, Landing of Columbus, Oil on canvas 12' x 18', 1847, located in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington DC, USAIntroduction Hobbes’s Leviathan (1651) and Locke’s Second Treatise Concerning Government (1689) both advance political philosophies grounded in...

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