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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 found on this site:
Future Selves
By: Mark Blitz
Posted: November 9, 2015
This article appeared in: Volume XV, Number 4, Fall 2015

Mark Blitz looks at our possible post-human future. 

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To Rule and Be Ruled
By: Mark Blitz
Posted: January 27, 2014
This article appeared in: Vol. XIII, Number 4 - Fall 2013

A review of Aristotle's Teaching in the "Politics", by Thomas Pangle and Aristotle's "Politics": Second Edition, by Aristotle, translated by Carnes Lord

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The Good Life
By: Mark Blitz
Posted: May 22, 2013
This article appeared in: Vol. XIII, Number 2 - Spring 2013

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

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Hobbes Defanged
By: Mark Blitz
Posted: May 1, 2012
This article appeared in: Vol. XII, Number 2 - Spring 2012

A review of The Platonian Leviathan, by Leon Harold Craig

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How to Read Plato
By: Mark Blitz
Posted: May 12, 2010
This article appeared in: Vol. X, Number 2 - Spring 2010

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

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The Broad Ground of Courage
By: Mark Blitz
Posted: October 3, 2007
This article appeared in: Vol. VII, Number 4 - Fall 2007
Plato and noble courage.
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Giving Honor Its Due
By: Mark Blitz
Posted: November 16, 2006
This article appeared in: Vol. VI, Number 4 - Fall 2006

Restoring honor in post-Vietnam America.

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Involuntary Associations
By: Mark Blitz
Posted: December 29, 2005
This article appeared in: Vol. V, Number 4 - Fall 2005

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

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Reading Heidegger
By: Mark Blitz
Posted: June 23, 2005
This article appeared in: Vol. V, Number 3 - Summer 2005

We must read Heidegger with a truly open mind.

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From the Top
By: Mark Blitz
Posted: January 24, 2005
This article appeared in: Vol. V, Number 1 - Winter 2004/05

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

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Life, Liberty, And The Defense of Human Nature
By: Mark Blitz
Posted: September 1, 2003
This article appeared in: Vol. III, Number 4 - Fall 2003

If left alone, biotechnology will reduce our humanity and virtue.

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The Political Responsibility of Intellectuals
By: Mark Blitz
Posted: September 9, 2002
This article appeared in: Vol. II, Number 4 - Fall 2002

What is the political responsibility of serious intellectuals?

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Nazi Thinker
By: Mark Blitz
Posted: August 30, 2001
This article appeared in: Vol. I, Number 4 - Summer 2001

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

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