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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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完成时间为 1 小时

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 个视频(共 22 分钟), 4 个阅读材料
Video3 个视频
The Shape of the Course6分钟
Expectations14分钟
Reading4 个阅读材料
Course Overview3分钟
Meet Your Instructor3分钟
Pre-Course Survey10分钟
Readings3分钟

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完成时间为 3 小时

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 个视频(共 75 分钟), 4 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video5 个视频
The Paradox of Discomfort and the Organization of the Course14分钟
Politics in the Enlightenment13分钟
Early vs. Mature Enlightenments15分钟
The Workmanship Ideal19分钟
Reading4 个阅读材料
Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem, pg. 21-55, 135-14940分钟
Locke, First Treatise30分钟
Locke, Second Treatise20分钟
Hobbes Lessons for the Professors of Mathematics10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Mini Quiz - Enlightenment Political Theory20分钟

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完成时间为 7 小时

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 个视频(共 285 分钟), 4 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video16 个视频
The Theory of Classical Utilitarianism23分钟
The Utility Monster and the Principle of Diminishing Marginal Utility10分钟
The Panopticon and Bentham on Government7分钟
Distribution and Diminishing Marginal Utility17分钟
Bentham on Equality and Rights13分钟
Neoclassical Utilitarianism: The Philosophical Context Beginning19分钟
Neoclassical Utilitarianism: The Economic Context17分钟
Ideological Stakes of the Transition from Classical to Neoclassical Utilitarianism9分钟
Introduction and the Harm Principle17分钟
Bentham, Mill, and The Rights-Utility Synthesis14分钟
The Harm Principle in Practice10分钟
The Harm Principle and the Spectrum of Harm18分钟
Harm Examples12分钟
Is the Harm Principle Conservative?12分钟
Office Hours 19分钟
Reading4 个阅读材料
Bentham, Intro to Morals and Legislation10分钟
Bentham in W. Stark, Jeremy Bentham's Economic Writings, 44225分钟
Mill, On Liberty, Chs. 1-2分钟
Mill, On Liberty Ch. 530分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Utilitarianism: Classical and Neoclassical30分钟

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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 个视频(共 198 分钟), 5 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video10 个视频
Marx as an Enlightenment Thinker15分钟
Marx's Challenge to Classical Political Economy20分钟
The Working Class12分钟
Exploitation - The Macro Story and the Theory of Crisis24分钟
Exploitation - The Micro Story14分钟
Marx's Overall Failures14分钟
Failures in the Macro Theory15分钟
Rethinking the Labor Theory of Value22分钟
Office Hours 249分钟
Reading5 个阅读材料
Marx and Engels, Manifesto of the Communist Party10分钟
Marx, Capital (Vol. I), Prefaces, Chs. I, IV, VI, XII, XVI (excerpts)45分钟
Marx, Critique of the Gotha Program45分钟
Marx, Theories of Surplus Value, Ch. XVII (Sections 8-11, 14)50分钟
Roemer, "Should Marxists be interested in exploitation?" Analytical Marxism10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Marxism, Its Failures and Its Legacy30分钟
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创建者 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

创建者 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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