Introduction to Political Philosophy
Yale,, Fall 2006 , Prof. Steven B. Smith
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Introduction: What is Political Philosophy - Socratic Citizenship: Plato's Apology-Plato's Crito - Philosophers and Kings: Plato's Republic,Plato's Republic,Plato's Republic - The Mixed Regime and the Rule of Law: Aristotle's Politics - New Modes and Orders: Machiavelli's The Prince - The Sovereign State: Hobbes' Leviathan - Constitutional Government: Locke's Second Treatise - Constitutional Government: Locke's Second Treatise - Democracy and Participation: Rousseau's Discourse - Democratic Statecraft: Tocqueville's Democracy in America - In Defense of Politics
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Introduction to Political Philosophy (PLSC 114)
In this lecture, two important issues are addressed in the context of Lockes Second Treatise. First, there is discussion on the role of the executive vis-a-vis the legislative branch of government in Lockes theory of the constitutional state. Second, Lockes political theories are related to the American regime and contemporary American political philosophy. The lecture concludes with John Rawls book, A Theory of Justice, and how his general theory relates to Lockes political ideas.
0000 - Chapter 1. The Role of Executive Power in Lockes Theory of Government
2741 - Chapter 2. Contrasting Rawls Theory of Justice with Lockes Theory of LiberalIsm
4217 - Chapter 3. Locke, the American Regime and the Current State of Political Philosophy
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This course was recorded in Fall 2006.
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.