Lakehead University: Aristotle and the Spirit of Democracy

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Lakehead University: “Aristotle and the Spirit of Democracy”


Lakehead University’s Political Science department will host Dr. Stephen Block (Baylor University) for a special webinar entitled “Aristotle and the Spirit of Democracy.” Dr. Block will discuss his newly published chapter from Democracy and the History of Political Thought (Lexington, 2021). All are welcome.

Please email Dr. Patrick Cain ( with any questions.

Friday, October 22, 2021 • 2:30 PM EDT
A virtual event • Lakehead University

Free and open to the public.

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Stephen A. Block is a Senior Lecturer of Political Science at Baylor University. His teaching interests include History of Political Thought, American Political Thought, Constitutional Law, and Politics and Literature.

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Democracy and the History of Political Thought

Edited by Patrick N. Cain, Stephen Patrick Sims, and Stephen A. Block


Democracy and the History of Political ThoughtJMC fellow Patrick Cain has recently co-edited and contributed to a collection of pieces on democracy and the history of political thought. Aside from Dr. Cain, several JMC academics contributed essays, including J. David Alvis, Mark Blitz, Daniel E. Burns, Steven Forde, Jerome Foss, Mary P. Nichols, Alexander Orwin, Sean D. Sutton, Ann Ward, Lee Ward, and Catherine H. Zuckert:

This volume provides a fresh perspective on current democratic theory and practice by recovering the rich evaluations of democracy in the history of political thought. Each author addresses a single thinker’s reflections on the virtues and defects of democracy and the relationship between democracy and other regimes. Together, these essays explore the tensions within the democratic way of life that arise from an attachment to equality, liberty, citizenship, law, and the divine. Above all, this work aims at recovering a more complex understanding of democracy, connecting the perennial questions of political philosophy to the perplexities and crises of modern democracy.

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