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Montesquieu: The Spirit of Separation

Problem How do people generate new ideas and theories? How do you come up with good ideas when there are millions of people who probably already came up with better ones? How do y...

Thomas Hobbes: Sign Here, Society

Problem Why do we have governments? They aren’t strictly necessary for our survival. How are they supposed to interact with their people? Where does their power come from and what...

Greek Democracy: Humble Beginnings

Problem The year is 510 B.C. in Athens, a Greek city-state. There is conflict between the rich and the poor, and the tyrant Hippias has just been expelled from the city, ending fi...

John Locke: A New Slate for Governing

Background We all have different experiences and perspectives, but different doesn't necessitate bad. In fact, we're taught to approach unfamiliar situations and people with an op...