Introduction to Political Philosophy

Yale Course , 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

Lecture 19: Democracy and Participation Rousseaus Discourse

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        Introduction to Political Philosophy (PLSC 114) The discussion on the origins of inequality in the Second Discourse continues. This lecture focuses on amour-propre, a faculty or a disposition that is related to a range of psychological characteristics such as pride, vanity, and conceit. The Social Contract is subsequently discussed with an emphasis on the concept of freedom and how ones desire to preserve ones freedom is often in conflict with that of others to protect and defend their own. General will becomes Rousseaus solution to the problem of securing individual liberty. 0000 - Chapter 1. "Amour-Propre" The Most Durable Cause of Inequality 2015 - Chapter 2. Civilization and Its DIscontents 3206 - Chapter 3. The Social Contract Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website httpopen.yale.educourses This course was recorded in Fall 2006.

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