Thursday, May 04, 2017

"Political Philosophy" - Dave Rubin and Brandon Turner

Some great stuff here, presented by ‘classical liberal’ Dave Rubin, who famously recently ‘left the left’.

John Locke (1632–1704) gets a good look in here, whose writings were themselves based on the thinking of Scottish Covenanter minister Samuel Rutherford (see this article, exploring the 20th century American Presbyterian Francis Schaeffer’s writing on the connections between Locke and Rutherford). The ideas of Rutherford’s ‘treacherous' landmark Lex Rex have often been connected to the American Revolution, in this recent Washington Post article for example.