I thought it would be helpful to keep a running list of the major issues in political philosophy, as set forth by the philosophers I am reading. Here is the first installment.
"The main current of contemporary liberal political theory seeks to develop a post-Enlightenment account of politics. The question driving contemporary liberalism ... is whether ordered political life based on mutual respect, with a politics that aims at justice, is possible in the modern world of deep disagreement about values, justice and what is reasonable." - Gerald F. Gaus, Contemporary Theories of Liberalism x (2003).