Forum Guidelines

This is a forum for discussing philosophical theories of government and social structure. It is not a venue for partisan rants or plugging favored candidates.

Forum Guidelines

Postby kidjan on May 28th, 2009, 11:39 am 

This forum is for a broad range of debate on political science, economics, law, political theory, government, and other related topics. The discussions don’t have to be philosophical, but if they are too informal or don’t relate to the aforementioned subjects, they may be moved/edited/deleted at the discretion of moderators.

This forum will be actively moderated. All of the following are prohibited:

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Re: Forum Guidelines

Postby Lomax on April 4th, 2017, 11:07 pm 

Update

This forum is intended for the discussion of broader issues of political theory, and should not be used for partisan campaigning. Matters of whether (for example) you prefer Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton are not in themselves philosophical or related to political theory. You may rely on examples of real-life individuals in order to make a broader point, but entire exchanges devoted to bickering about who is better than whom are discouraged and may be actively moderated.
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