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Volume 42, Issue 3 - Spring 2016

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Holbein and Plato on the Quadrivium
by David Foster
A Woman’s Laws and a Man’s: Eros and Thumos in Rousseau’s Julie, or The New Heloise (1761) and The Deer Hunter (1978)
by Nelson Lund
Socrates’s Argument for the Superiority of the Life Dedicated to Politics
by Thomas L. Pangle
REVIEW ESSAYS:
How Philosophy Became Socratic: A Study of Plato’s "Protagoras," "Charmides," and "Republic" by Laurence Lampert
reviewed by Liu Xiaofeng
The Meanings of Rights: The Philosophy and Social Theory of Rights, edited by Costas Douzinas and Conor Gearty; Libertarian Philosophy in the Real World: The Politics of Natural Rights by Mark D. Friedman; The Cambridge Companion to Liberalism by Steven Wall
reviewed by Matthew Post
AN EXCHANGE:
Reply to Antoine Pageau St.-Hilaire’s Review of After Leo Strauss: New Directions in Platonic Political Philosophy by Tucker Landy
Strauss’s Platonism and the Fate of Metaphysics: A Rejoinder to Tucker Landy’s Reply by Antoine P. St-Hilaire
BOOK REVIEWS:
Arendtian Constitutionalism: Law, Politics and the Order of Freedom by Christian Volk
reviewed by Rodrigo Chacón
Scripture and Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls by Alex P. Jassen
reviewed by Ross J. Corbett
On Sovereignty and other Political Delusions by Joan Cocks; Freedom Beyond Sovereignty: Reconstructing Liberal Individualism by Sharon Krause
reviewed by Bernard J. Dobski
On Plato’s "Euthyphro" by Ronna Burger
reviewed by Lewis Fallis
Political Philosophy: What It Is and Why It Matters by Ronald Beiner
reviewed by Hannes Kerber
Western Civilization and the Academy by Bradley C. S. Watson
reviewed by Pavlos Leonidas Papadopoulos
Democracy in Decline? by Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner
reviewed by Antonio Sosa
Making Religion Safe for Democracy: Transformation from Hobbes to Tocqueville by J. Judd Owen
reviewed by Dana Jalbert Stauffer
The First American Founder: Roger Williams and Freedom of Conscience by Alan E. Johnson
reviewed by John B. Tieder Jr.
The Political Is Political: Conformity and the Illusion of Dissent in Contemporary Political Philosophy by Lorna Finlayson
reviewed by Shawn Welnak