Samuel Kimbriel
Samuel Kimbriel
Samuel is a political philosopher and author of "Friendship as Sacred Knowing: Overcoming Isolation."
What the Democracy Engineering Complex Misses
What the Democracy Engineering Complex Misses Is democracy a machine? Or is it something more human?
July 20, 2022
Liberalism and the Universality Trap
Liberalism and the Universality Trap The ideals that make liberal society great also make it vulnerable.
April 21, 2022
Philosophy, Ukraine, and the Return of Finitude
Philosophy, Ukraine, and the Return of Finitude What should the West be fighting for?
March 18, 2022
Unity, Decadence, and the Coming Struggle
Unity, Decadence, and the Coming Struggle Just when we look weakest, our strengths emerge.
March 18, 2022
Death and Morality in the War on Ukraine
Death and Morality in the War on Ukraine Remembering that everything—including ourselves—comes to an end can help us focus our decision making.
March 06, 2022
When Democracies Lose Their Loveliness
When Democracies Lose Their Loveliness Success and inertia might prop up democracy for a few decades, but long-term legitimacy requires something deeper.
April 15, 2021
What is Democracy For?
What is Democracy For? For many people this is a strange question. Democracy’s value is self evident—the people rule, and it is good that they do. But is that enough?
March 13, 2021
Introducing The Democracy Essays
Introducing The Democracy Essays An exploratory series, curated by the founders of "Premises," a public philosophy project.
March 13, 2021