About David Corey

David Corey is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Baylor University and specializes in political philosophy. His books include The Just War Tradition (ISI) and The Sophists in Plato’s Dialogues (SUNY). He is currently working on a book entitled, Political Philosophy Against Ideology: Eric Voegelin, Michael Oakeshott and Hannah Arendt.

Can Socrates Change Your Life?

By |2019-10-03T14:39:50-05:00April 20th, 2016|Categories: Christianity, Featured, Philosophy, Plato, Politics, Socrates, Truth, Virtue|

Socrates was of course a historical figure, but he was also Plato’s literary creation, the protagonist in most but not all of Plato’s dialogues. Regarding his power to change lives, listen to what Plato’s character Nicias says of him in the Laches: Whoever comes into close contact with Socrates and associates with him in conversation [...]

Eric Voegelin, Leo Strauss, and American Conservatism

By |2018-07-10T00:41:05-05:00April 11th, 2015|Categories: Conservatism, Eric Voegelin, Featured, Leo Strauss|

Eric Voegelin For more than fifty years, American conservatives have treated Eric Voegelin and Leo Strauss as fellow travellers. But for various reasons, that relationship and its contemporary legacy has been fraught with problems. What, then, are the points of continuity and discontinuity between the American conservative movement and these two political philosophers? [...]

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