Many of these mini-essays were originally written as handouts for A level philosophy students, and thus followed a prescribed syllabus.
Within each grouping, they are listed in logical order, and later essays may well presuppose knowledge of earlier ones.
- The state of nature
- Benefits of political organisation
- Political obligation and consent
- Authority and legitimacy
- Defining civil disobedience
- Justifying civil disobedience
- What is tolerance?
- Tolerance, liberal democracy, and pluralism
- Arguments for tolerance
- The characteristics of a tolerant person
- Arguments against tolerance
- Liberalism, neutrality, and the limits of tolerance
- Should we encourage a tolerant culture?
- Tolerance, ‘false needs’ and ‘repressive desublimation’