Introduction to Political Philosophy

Yale Course , Fall 2006 , Prof. Steven B. Smith

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Overview

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 4: Philosophers and Kings Platos Republic, I-II

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        Introduction to Political Philosophy (PLSC 114) Lecture 4 introduces Platos Republic and its many meanings in the context of moral psychology, justice, the power of poetry and myth, and metaphysics. The Republic is also discussed as a utopia, presenting an extreme vision of a polis--Kallipolis--Platos ideal city. 0000 - Chapter 1. Introduction 0304 - Chapter 2. What Is Platos "Republic" About? 1738 - Chapter 3. I Went Down to the Piraeus 2205 - Chapter 4. The Seventh Letter 3000 - Chapter 5. Analyzing the Beginning of "Republic" and the Hierarchy of Characters 3813 - Chapter 6. Cephalus 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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