Social justice theories should recognize the basic individual rights out of which civil society develops. To do so, they must draw on an Aristotelian and Thomistic anthropology without succumbing to the statist trap laid by Hegel.

James R. Stoner, Jr. is the Hermann Moyse Jr. Professor and director of the Eric Voegelin Institute in the Department of Political Science at Louisiana State University.
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