Political philosophy, which is typically defined as the study of politics, has been criticized by many for being too narrow.
The Trump administration has made it clear that it is committed to the study, as it seeks to broaden the definition of the term.
In a new document that was released Thursday, the White House says it is willing to reopen a dialogue with political philosophers to help the government understand the nature of political discourse and how it relates to policy.
The document is meant to help guide how the administration seeks to address issues like climate change, poverty and inequality.
The White House has long sought to broaden and expand the definition in order to address pressing issues like poverty and climate change.
“While we recognize that some philosophers and political scientists have a particular focus on specific issues, we want to make sure that the broadest definition of political philosophy can be applied to a range of political issues, from global poverty and social mobility to health and health care,” the document said.
The political philosophy document is an attempt to re-emphasize the importance of the study and encourage it in a new context.
The administration is currently working to draft an executive order that would include more than 30 political philosophers as part of its efforts to expand the study beyond its traditional focus on philosophy.
The move comes as the Trump administration seeks more influence over policy.
On Thursday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that the Department of Education would hire the political philosopher William Easterly as an advisor.
The hiring of Easterly comes amid the administration’s recent push to broaden its efforts at the federal level to include more scholars of politics.
On Monday, President Donald Trump nominated Richard Painter, a prominent conservative legal scholar, to be the first director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
Painter was the chief ethics lawyer for former President George W. Bush and former President Barack Obama.