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 8: The Mixed Regime and the Rule of Law Aristotles Politics, IV

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        Introduction to Political Philosophy (PLSC 114) The lecture discusses Aristotles comparative politics with a special emphasis on the idea of the regime, as expressed in books III through VI in Politics. A regime, in the context of this major work, refers to both the formal enumeration of rights and duties within a community as well as to the distinctive customs, manners, moral dispositions and sentiments of that community. Aristotle asserts that it is precisely the regime that gives a people and a city their identity. 0000 - Chapter 1. Introduction Aristotles Comparative Politics and the Idea of the Regime 0145 - Chapter 2. What Is a Regime? 1358 - Chapter 3. What Are the Structures and Institutions of the Regime? 2030 - Chapter 4. The Democratic Regime 3435 - Chapter 5. Law, Conflict and the Regime 4307 - Chapter 6. The Aristotelian Standard of Natural Right or Natural Justice 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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