Degree Year

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Politics

Advisor(s)

Jade Schiff

Keywords

Thomas Paine, Common Sense, Politics

Abstract

In this paper, I offer a re-reading of Thomas Paine's influential pamphlet Common Sense (1776) and argue his idiosyncratic notion of common sense is amenable to a radical democratic theory of political practice.

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