Keeping Nature in Science—and Politics
Leo Strauss would want us to pursue the question of teleology in nature. Natural right depends on it.
Responses to Glenn Ellmers and J. Eric Wise’s argument for an invigorated political philosophy that addresses the looming problems of modern science.
At the root of political understanding and argument is the question of what human beings are and, therefore, how they ought to act. And the answers to those questions seem tied to our understanding of the rest of the natural world we inhabit. How we answer these questions as a community profoundly effects the practical…