Armando Perez-Gea is a political theorist & philosopher whose research focuses on the theory of the state, Aristotle’s normative thought, and contributing Aristotelian insights to current debates in political thought. His main project is providing an Aristotelian response to the dominant theory of the state where the state is the organization with the monopoly of legitimate violence. His secondary projects are Aristotle’s theory of vice and viciousness, political economy of judicial institutions, and political philosophy of religious institutions. He is currently a PhD candidate in political science and philosophy at Yale, where he is also completing an MAR in philosophy and has completed an MA in economics. His personal webpage is www.perezgea.com .