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About C.S.Herrman

Charles Herrman is a philosopher specializing in social, political, and legal theory. He has been published in the San Francisco Sentinel and openDemocracy.

Articles by C.S.Herrman

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Let the best worldview win: using reason to maintain dignity and fend off the Religious Right

A review of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt, (Blackwell's 2012).

Social contract theory for Occupiers: what law, culture and history tell us

No legitimate social contract can be devoid of stewardship, responsibility and duty. Recognising this allows us to assess both the historical significance of the democratic revolutionaries of our time, and the scale of the political challenge posed today by hypocrisy.

What’s good for the goose and gander is at some point for the Occupiers

When legitimate protesters are showered with contempt by those whose job it is to serve the community, humanity is insulted, but democracy especially. This is an important tipping point.

Interpreting the ‘Occupy Movement’: stewardship lost and found

As the latest movement of the 99% take to the streets, one important underlying concept we need to grasp about the global decadence in which we live is the corruption of stewardship.
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