Author

Mark Blitz

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

Socrates’ Failures

Socrates’ Failures

How has the Republic managed to inspire tyrannical hubris as well as reflective openness?
To Rule and Be Ruled

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

The Good Life

A review of Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus, by John M. Cooper
How to Read Plato

How to Read Plato

Catherine Zuckert's Plato's Philosophers aims to be a comprehensive account of Plato's 35 dialogues.
Involuntary Associations

Involuntary Associations

Liberal democracy will not sustain itself if it does not believe itself to be rationally defensible.
From the Top

From the Top

Plato is studied more carefully than he was a generation or two ago.
Nazi Thinker

Nazi Thinker

Ancient political philosophy is as significant an alternative to Heidegger as he is to it.
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