Continuing our adaptation from the Virtual Stoa’s venerable Dead Socialist Watch, the Code of Nature brings you the Dead Political Theory Cameo Watch, dedicated to honouring all those unsuspecting souls co-opted into the political theory canon through no act of their own, but as part of some political theorist’s though-experiment.

To qualify,

1) They must have existed

2) They must have not performed certain actions

3) The actions they have not performed must be presented as hypothetically performed by them, and used as an example in a work of political theory

Glad we’ve established that…