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 the Apology, Socrates proposes a new kind of citizenship in opposition to the traditional one that was based on the poetic conception of Homer. Socrates is a philosophical citizenship, relying on ones own powers of independent reason and judgment. The Crito, a dialogue taking place in Socrates prison cell, is about civil obedience, piety, and the duty of every citizen to respect and live by the laws of the community.
0000 - Chapter 1. Was Socrates Guilty or Innocent?
0222 - Chapter 2. The Socratic Citizen
0939 - Chapter 3. Principled DIsobedience to the Law
2407 - Chapter 4. Critos Apology "Companion Dialogue"
4222 - Chapter 5. Applying Lessons from Fourth-Century Athens to Our World Today
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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.