Lockean property rights

Debating the Terms of the American Founding

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Natural Rights Individualism

Eleven insightful contemporary scholars of American political thought create a dialogue concerning the natural rights origins of America and its Progressive transformation.   The first five essays (Thomas West, Paul Rahe, Craig Yirush, Bradley Thompson, and Eric Mack) deal with

Natural Law, Natural Rights, and Private Property

Natural Law, Natural Rights, and Private Property

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In this essay I present a sketch of a classical natural law approach to natural rights and private property.  The approach is “classical” insofar as it is grounded in metaphysical assumptions of the sort defended by ancient and medieval philosophers

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