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  1. David Lay Williams (2014). Balaguer, Mark. Free Will. Review of Metaphysics 68 (2):415-416.
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  2. David Lay Williams (2012). Patrick Riley's Leibniz. The Leibniz Review 21:1-8.
    This essay clarifies Patrick Riley’s account of G. W. Leibniz by placing Leibniz’s moral and political doctrines in historical perspective. By understanding Leibniz’s practical philosophy as a solution to the same problems confronted by Thomas Hobbes, one can appreciate the originality and appeal of Riley’s Leibniz — with its emphasis on benevolence and Platonic ideas. By drawing attention to Leibniz’s practical works, Riley has resurrected an important voice in the history of political thought that had been long neglected. The essay (...)
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  3. David Lay Williams (2009). Christopher D. Wraight, Rousseau's The Social Contract: A Reader's Guide. Philosophy in Review 29 (4):304.
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  4. David Lay Williams (2009). Hobbes and Terrorism. Critical Review 21 (1):91-108.
    ABSTRACT Terrorism is perhaps the greatest challenge of the contemporary age. Of all the canonical figures in political theory, Thomas Hobbes is the most likely candidate to offer genuine insight into this problem. Yet although his analysis of the state of nature is immediately relevant to the diagnosis of this problem, his metaphysics cannot sustain his politics. His aspiration to ?immutable? natural laws grounded in the universal motivation of the fear of death crumble when this fear is no longer universal. (...)
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  5. David Lay Williams (2007). Rousseau's Platonic Enlightenment. Penn State University Press.
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  6. David Lay Williams (2005). Justice and the General Will: Affirming Rousseau's Ancient Orientation. Journal of the History of Ideas 66 (3):383-411.
  7. David Lay Williams (2004). Hobbes, Locke, and Confusion's Masterpiece: An Examination of Seventeenth-Century Political Philosophy (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 42 (2):224-225.