Common Ground: How Communities Rise Together to Respond to Disasters

“Human beings are a community. If we are in China, in Puerto Rico, in Japan, wherever.” By Robert RaymondCo-Producer and Creative Director, Upstream PodcastSenior Producer, Designer, and Creative Director, The Response When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017, Judith Rodriguez was asleep in her home. Or rather, she was trying to[…]

Obligation to Society, Loyalty to Community

Exploring the distinction between a found community and a community of choice. By Dr. John RiserFormer Professor of Philosophy in the U.S., Canada, and Rusia Abstract Obligation is displayed toward rules or requirements of formalized roles stemming from membership in society, whereas loyalty is shown to persons and is founded upon communal commitment to them.[…]

The Dialectic of Community in Plato’s ‘Republic’

The dialectic of Plato’s civic architecture is centered on an account of justice as geometrical equality. Abstract Some scholars maintain that there is no logical progression between the first three cities constructed in Plato’s Republic. In this paper I show that they are wrong. On the view I defend, the dialectic of Plato’s civic architecture[…]