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When do governments deserve our allegiance, and when should they be denied it? This course explores the main answers that have been given to this question in the modern West. We start with a survey of the major political theories of the Enlightenment: Utilitarianism, Marxism, and the social contract tradition. In each case, we begin with a look at classical formulations, locating them in historical context, but then shift to the contemporary debates as they relate to politics today. Next, we turn to the rejection of Enlightenment political thinking, again exploring both classical and contemporary formulations. The last part of the course deals with the nature of, and justifications for, democratic politics, and their relations to Enlightenment and Anti-Enlightenment political thinking. In addition to exploring theoretical differences among the various authors discussed, considerable attention is devoted to the practical implications of their competing arguments. To this end, we discuss a variety of concrete problems, including debates about economic inequality, affirmative action and the distribution of health care, the limits of state power in the regulation of speech and religion, and difficulties raised by the emerging threat of global environmental decay....
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Welcome to Moral Foundations of Politics

Welcome to the course. Meet your instructor and learn about the structure of the course and what makes it distinctive. ...
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3 видео (всего 22 мин.), 4 материалов для самостоятельного изучения
Video3 видео
The Shape of the Course6мин
Expectations14мин
Reading4 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Course Overview3мин
Meet Your Instructor3мин
Pre-Course Survey10мин
Readings3мин

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Enlightenment Political Theory

This module explores what makes a government legitimate. More specifically, was the Third Reich illegitimate and was Eichmann breaking some kind of higher law here?...
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5 видео (всего 75 мин.), 4 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video5 видео
The Paradox of Discomfort and the Organization of the Course14мин
Politics in the Enlightenment13мин
Early vs. Mature Enlightenments15мин
The Workmanship Ideal19мин
Reading4 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem, pg. 21-55, 135-14940мин
Locke, First Treatise30мин
Locke, Second Treatise20мин
Hobbes Lessons for the Professors of Mathematics10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Mini Quiz - Enlightenment Political Theory20мин

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Utilitarianism: Classical and Neoclassical

Classical and neoclassical utilitarianism are examined in this module starting with the historical context. Professor Shapiro then shifts to the contemporary debates as they relate to politics today....
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16 видео (всего 285 мин.), 4 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video16 видео
The Theory of Classical Utilitarianism23мин
The Utility Monster and the Principle of Diminishing Marginal Utility10мин
The Panopticon and Bentham on Government7мин
Distribution and Diminishing Marginal Utility17мин
Bentham on Equality and Rights13мин
Neoclassical Utilitarianism: The Philosophical Context Beginning19мин
Neoclassical Utilitarianism: The Economic Context17мин
Ideological Stakes of the Transition from Classical to Neoclassical Utilitarianism9мин
Introduction and the Harm Principle17мин
Bentham, Mill, and The Rights-Utility Synthesis14мин
The Harm Principle in Practice10мин
The Harm Principle and the Spectrum of Harm18мин
Harm Examples12мин
Is the Harm Principle Conservative?12мин
Office Hours 19мин
Reading4 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Bentham, Intro to Morals and Legislation10мин
Bentham in W. Stark, Jeremy Bentham's Economic Writings, 44225мин
Mill, On Liberty, Chs. 1-2мин
Mill, On Liberty Ch. 530мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Utilitarianism: Classical and Neoclassical30мин

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Marxism, Its Failures and Its Legacy

This module on Marx's Enlightenment theory focuses on the foundations of capitalism theory and its major weaknesses. ...
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10 видео (всего 198 мин.), 5 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video10 видео
Marx as an Enlightenment Thinker15мин
Marx's Challenge to Classical Political Economy20мин
The Working Class12мин
Exploitation - The Micro Story14мин
Exploitation - The Macro Story and the Theory of Crisis24мин
Marx's Overall Failures14мин
Failures in the Macro Theory15мин
Rethinking the Labor Theory of Value22мин
Office Hours 249мин
Reading5 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Marx and Engels, Manifesto of the Communist Party10мин
Marx, Capital (Vol. I), Prefaces, Chs. I, IV, VI, XII, XVI (excerpts)45мин
Marx, Critique of the Gotha Program45мин
Marx, Theories of Surplus Value, Ch. XVII (Sections 8-11, 14)50мин
Roemer, "Should Marxists be interested in exploitation?" Analytical Marxism10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Marxism, Its Failures and Its Legacy30мин
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автор: MSSep 17th 2015

excellant work dont by Dr Ian Shapiro and staff on putting such a mind turning,thought provoking MOOC on a complex and ever controversial subject known as POLITICS!..I hope to see more from them soon

автор: NKDec 30th 2015

The Course (Moral Foundations of Politics ) is an important subject for Politicains and the students of Political science. Prof. Ian Shapiro's lectureres have good information and most helpful.

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Ian Shapiro

Sterling Professor of Political Science and Henry R. Luce Director
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale

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