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“The beliefs which we have the most warrant for have no safeguard, but a standing invitation to the whole world to prove them unfounded." – John Stuart Mill

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The mission of the Political Theory Institute (PTI) is to encourage the serious study of the great questions of political theory and to bring the insights of political theorists to bear on current issues and events.
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Three Perspectives of Chance: A Political Theory Institute Lecture by Robert Bartlett

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Three Perspectives of Chance: A Political Theory Institute Lecture by Robert Bartlett

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Matthew Slaboch, “Political Slogans, Public Polling, and the Idea of Progress”

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Event Videos

  • Hume's Case for Commerce

  • Free Speech and Minorities

  • Debate on Economic Inequality