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Mark Blitz is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Political Philosophy and director of the Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World at Claremont McKenna College, and a fellow of the Claremont Institute. He is the author of Plato's Political Philosophy (Johns Hopkins University Press), Duty Bound: Responsibility and American Public Life (Rowman & Littlefield), and Heidegger's Being and Time and the Possibility of Political Philosophy (Cornell University Press), and coeditor, along with William Kristol, of Educating the Prince: Essays in Honor of Harvey Mansfield (Rowman & Littlefield).
Articles by Mark Blitz
Lorraine Pangle’s Aristotle displays the sober guise of the serious gentleman while revealing the underlying substance of the manic philosopher.
How has the Republic managed to inspire tyrannical hubris as well as reflective openness?
Morality and Happiness
What today’s neuro and evolutionary scientists teach us about morality.
Mark Blitz looks at our possible post-human future.
To Rule and Be Ruled
A review of Aristotle's Teaching in the "Politics", by Thomas Pangle and Aristotle's "Politics": Second Edition, by Aristotle, translated by Carnes Lord
The Good Life
A review of Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus, by John M. Cooper
A review of The Platonian Leviathan, by Leon Harold Craig
How to Read Plato
Catherine Zuckert's Plato's Philosophers aims to be a comprehensive account of Plato's 35 dialogues.
The Broad Ground of Courage
Plato and noble courage.
Giving Honor Its Due
Restoring honor in post-Vietnam America.
Liberal democracy will not sustain itself if it does not believe itself to be rationally defensible.
We must read Heidegger with a truly open mind.
From the Top
Plato is studied more carefully than he was a generation or two ago.
Life, Liberty, And The Defense of Human Nature
If left alone, biotechnology will reduce our humanity and virtue.
The Political Responsibility of Intellectuals
What is the political responsibility of serious intellectuals?
Ancient political philosophy is as significant an alternative to Heidegger as he is to it.