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Constitutional Precommitments, and Their Relation to Democracy: An Evaluation of Holmes and Waldron.

Leonard O Goenaga POT4930, Constitutional Theory Professor Fatovic February 18th, 2009 Question 2: Constitutional Precommitments, and Their Relation to Democracy: An Evaluation of Holmes and Waldron. For some time, Constitutional Democracy has been seen as somewhat of an oxymoron. This tension has been between Constitutionalist (such as Hayek) and Democrats (such as Shapiro), who have … Continue reading

Platonic and Christian Theology: A Paper Analyzing the Relationship between Platonic Thought and Christian Philosophy.

Leonard O Goenaga Professor Boronat POT3013 November 10, 2008  Platonic and Christian Theology: A Paper Analyzing the Relationship between Platonic Thought and Christian Philosophy. Being quite the intellectual, Augustine, having received a prestigious academic chair within the Latin world, was oddly in internal turmoil. Having been a devout follower of Manichaeism, Augustine was moving away … Continue reading

The Decline of Institutionalized Religion, and the Future of Faith in Europe.

Leonard O Goenaga Professor Thiel CPO3103 November 24, 2008 The Decline of Institutionalized Religion, and the Future of Faith in Europe.  When asked to define Western European historical identity, several things come to mind: the birth of the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, the Scientific revolution, the birthplace of democracy, the enlightenment, modernism, secularization, and others. … Continue reading

The Evolution of Laissez Faire: Defining ‘Let Be’ Economics and Politics from Thomas Jefferson to Modern Libertarians.

Leonard O Goenaga Question 2: The Evolution of Laissez Faire: Defining ‘Let Be’ Economics and Politics from Thomas Jefferson to Modern Libertarians. I. Intro · Opening Statement: Defining Laissez Faire · Thesis Statement II. Outline III. Body · Laissez Faire in the 18th Century o Thought 1: The Founding: Thomas Jefferson (18th Century) § Thomas … Continue reading

Lockean Liberalism and the Declaration of Independence

The John Locke Research Papers Collection on Lockean contributions to Theology, Morality, Law, and the State. A collection of undergraduate and graduate research papers exploring John Locke’s contributions to theology, religion, morality, law, and the state, as well as his influence on the American political experience: ETH7630 – JUST WAR, REBELLION, AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION … Continue reading

Opening Pandora’s Sandbox: The Lebanon 1958 Intervention

Leonard O Goenaga Professor Cox INR3102 November 19 2007 Opening Pandora’s Sandbox             In the spirit of addressing modern foreign policy dilemmas in the Middle East, it’s always important to trace histories footprints to find areas where current problems and attitudes were initially planted. It’s of grave interest to both students and those in high … Continue reading

Kaufman, God, and Scripture

Two short essays I wrote for my Methods in the study of Sacred Texts: God’s relationship with Man, course. The topic if Kaufman, how he views Jesus in relation to scripture and importance, and how he defines God. Enjoy. Leonard O Goenaga Professor Alvarez REL4205 30 October 2007 Kaufman, God, and Christ/Scripture Question One: In … Continue reading

The Qur’an, Islam, Man and God

Leonard O Goenaga REL4205 Professor Musa The Qur’an, Islam, Man, and God When asked to define Islam to a non-believer, a Muslim may respond with a simple repetition of the shahadah: La ilaha illa Allah; Muhammad rasul Allah (There is no God but God; Muhammad is the messenger of God). The simple creed is quite … Continue reading