In Theory

These are the first in a series of essays I wrote as an undergraduate, honours, and then masters student in political theory. I’ve edited them to remove youthful hyperbole and imperfections of style, but essentially they’re the work of a third-year political science student, written in 1989 in response to assigned articles:

Beyond the Social Contract looks at Mary Midgley’s “Duties Concerning Islands” and why we should care about rights beyond the human.

Why the Lottery Won’t Work considers the pitfalls of Barbara Goodwin’s proposed system of judicial roulette.

Comments welcome.