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The [course_title] is designed to provide an introduction to political philosophy, including analysing a few of the significant texts and philosophers of the Western political tradition. You’ll also understand political development which concentrates upon the polis experience (Plato, Aristotle), the sovereign state (Machiavelli, Hobbes), constitutional government (Locke), and democracy (Rousseau, Tocqueville). Understand the way in which different political philosophies have given expression to various forms of political institutions and principles of life are examined in the course.

Assessment

This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.

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Course Credit: Yale University

Course Curriculum

Module 01
1. Introduction: What is Political Philosophy? 00:37:00
2. Socratic Citizenship: Plato’s Apology 00:46:00
3. Socratic Citizenship: Plato’s Crito 00:47:00
4. Philosophers and Kings: Plato’s Republic, I-II 00:47:00
5. Philosophers and Kings: Plato’s Republic, III-IV 00:47:00
6. Philosophers and Kings: Plato’s Republic, V 00:45:00
Module 02
7. The Mixed Regime and the Rule of Law: Aristotle’s Politics, I, III 00:44:00
8. The Mixed Regime and the Rule of Law: Aristotle’s Politics, IV 00:48:00
9. The Mixed Regime and the Rule of Law: Aristotle’s Politics, VII 00:46:00
10. New Modes and Orders: Machiavelli’s The Prince (chaps. 1-12) 00:37:00
11. New Modes and Orders: Machiavelli’s The Prince (chaps. 13-26) 00:43:00
12. The Sovereign State: Hobbes’ Leviathan 00:45:00
Module 03
13. The Sovereign State: Hobbes’ Leviathan 00:46:00
14. The Sovereign State: Hobbes’ Leviathan 00:44:00
15. Constitutional Government: Locke’s Second Treatise (1-5) 00:45:00
16. Constitutional Government: Locke’s Second Treatise (7-12) 00:45:00
17. Constitutional Government: Locke’s Second Treatise (13-19) 00:45:00
18. Democracy and Participation: Rousseau’s Discourse 00:44:00
Module 04
19. Democracy and Participation: Rousseau’s Discourse 00:42:00
20. Democracy and Participation: Rousseau’s Social Contract, I-II 00:41:00
21. Democratic Statecraft: Tocqueville’s Democracy in America 00:42:00
22. Democratic Statecraft: Tocqueville’s Democracy in America 00:38:00
23. Democratic Statecraft: Tocqueville’s Democracy in America 00:51:00
24. In Defense of Politics 00:39:00
Assessment
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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