Episode 50 – Are You Left Or Right?


On this episode of the podcast, we discuss the contrasting political philosophies of Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine. First, we find out the origin of the terms “left” and “right” in relation to politics, and find out that the meanings of these terms are not as simple as they may first seem. Next, we discuss the opposing viewpoints of Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine on how society should progress and implement change. Finally, we think about how their ideas relate to modern issues and consider whether or not their positions are mutually exclusive. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!

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Additional Stuff For Anyone Interested:

Edmund Burke: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/burke/

Thomas Paine: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/paine/

Libertarianism: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/libertarianism/


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