The [course_title] is designed to explain the influential political theories of the Enlightenment, including classical and contemporary formulations as they are related to politics now. Additionally, understand the nature of democratic politics, and their relations to Enlightenment and Anti-Enlightenment political thought. Examine logical variations among different authors, and get noteworthy observation to the practical suggestions of their competing thoughts.
Understand various issues and debates about economic inequality, approving action and challenges raised through arising warning of global environmental collapse.
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Course Credit: Yale University
|1. Information and Housekeeping||00:35:00|
|2. Introductory Lecture||00:48:00|
|3. Natural Law Roots of the Social Contract Tradition||00:47:00|
|4. Origins of Classical Utilitarianism||00:43:00|
|5. Classical Utilitarianism and Distributive Justice||00:46:00|
|6. From Classical to Neoclassical Utilitarianism||00:49:00|
|7. The Neoclassical Synthesis of Rights and Utility||00:43:00|
|8. Limits of the Neoclassical Synthesis||00:48:00|
|9. The Marxian Challenge||00:46:00|
|10. Marx’s Theory of Capitalism||00:51:00|
|11. Marxian Exploitation and Distributive Justice||00:48:00|
|12. The Marxian Failure and Legacy||00:47:00|
|13. Appropriating Locke Today||00:47:00|
|14. Rights as Side Constraints and the Minimal State||00:47:00|
|15. Compensation versus Redistribution||00:46:00|
|16. The Rawlsian Social Contract||00:49:00|
|17. Distributive Justice and the Welfare State||00:52:00|
|18. The “Political-not-Metaphysical” Legacy||00:49:00|
|19. The Burkean Outlook||00:48:00|
|20. Contemporary Communitarianism (I)||00:49:00|
|21. Contemporary Communitarianism (II)||00:48:00|
|22. Democracy and Majority Rule (I)||00:51:00|
|23. Democracy and Majority Rule (II)||00:52:00|
|24. Democratic Justice: Theory||00:47:00|
|25. Democratic Justice: Applications||00:51:00|
|Submit Your Assignment||00:00:00|
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