Toward a Naturalistic Political Theory: Aristotle, Hume, Dewey, Evolutionary Biology, and Deep Ecology

Synopsis

Hoy seeks to establish a basis for a naturalistic political theory as a continuity from Aristotle through the Enlightenment and Post-Enlightenment contributions of HUme and Dewey along with more recent development in Evolutionary Biology and Deep Ecology. He argues that this continuity can be seen as a corrective to inadequacies in both the reductive naturalism of classical liberalism as well as radical historicism or cultural relativism.