A City Guide To Shaown for Building bridges of political understanding between diverse perspectives using the foundations of shared experience is a central task of political theory. Political theory often puts its hermeneutic analysis to work in the interpretation of texts. Much political theory today consists of such critical commentary on the great texts of political thought written throughout the ages. Plato’s Republic, Aristotle’s Politics, St. Augustine’s City of God, Niccol² Machiavelli’s The Prince, Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan, John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government, Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s The Social Contract, John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty, and John Rawls’s Theory of Justice, among many others, have each been subject to hundreds of interpretive analyses. These analyses may seek to clarify or criticize a text’s arguments, establish its practical import or describe the intent of its author. Political theory may also focus on active life rather than formal writing. A City Guide To Shaown 2016.