Are Self-Evident Truths True?

By |2019-09-12T13:52:36-05:00August 2nd, 2015|Categories: American Founding, Declaration of Independence, Featured, Republicanism|

Is there a political philosophy in the Declaration of Independence? One step toward answering this question—not the only step, but from the philosopher’s point of view the most fundamental—is to ask whether the “self-evident truths” of the Declaration are really true after all. Another way of putting it, which I once saw in a conference [...]