In Section 1 we discuss the fallacy of composition. In Section 2 we discuss Rousseau’s idea of the social contract and how government and government coercion can be legitimate.
In Part 1 we cover the slippery slope fallacy. In Part 2 we explore more ideas from the Godfather of Conservatism–Edmond Burke.
Rousseau: What Makes Government Legitimate? – Philosophy for the Vulgar
In Part 1 we cover common errors in reasoning when making comparisons. In Part 2 we explore the Godfather of political conservatism. We break down his main ideas, extract the wisdom, and see how well his ideas apply to the world today.
In Part 1 we explore the distinction between belief and knowledge, and how this distinction can prevent us from making errors. In Part 2 we break down the ideas in the most philosophical of the Federalist papers then ask how well the ideas and assumptions stand up in our contemporary context.