The Origins of Politics According to Althusius


 

 

This is one of the articles in the second issue of our journal Ad Fontes.

Where did society come from? How did politics come about? Why do people live together? Perhaps these aren’t questions that you’ve ever asked before. But political thinkers from Plato through to Rawls have tackled questions about the social nature of humans, and how it is that we get into political situations in the first place. It’s the question, the problem, if you will, of the origins of society. Read more…