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Ethics and politics

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Moral and Political Philosophy: how should we live? What constitutes a just state? Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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political philosophy | philosophy | ethical philosophy | political philosophy | philosophy | ethical philosophy

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Ethics and politics

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Moral and Political Philosophy: how should we live? What constitutes a just state? Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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political philosophy | philosophy | ethical philosophy | political philosophy | philosophy | ethical philosophy

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17.03 Introduction to Political Thought (MIT) 17.03 Introduction to Political Thought (MIT)

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This course examines major texts in the history of political thought and the questions they raise about the design of the political and social order. It considers the ways in which thinkers have responded to the particular political problems of their day, and the ways in which they contribute to a broader conversation about human goods and needs, justice, democracy, and the proper relationship of the individual to the state. One aim will be to understand the strengths and weaknesses of various regimes and philosophical approaches in order to gain a critical perspective on our own. Thinkers include Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, and Tocqueville. This course examines major texts in the history of political thought and the questions they raise about the design of the political and social order. It considers the ways in which thinkers have responded to the particular political problems of their day, and the ways in which they contribute to a broader conversation about human goods and needs, justice, democracy, and the proper relationship of the individual to the state. One aim will be to understand the strengths and weaknesses of various regimes and philosophical approaches in order to gain a critical perspective on our own. Thinkers include Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, and Tocqueville.

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political theory | political theory | social order | social order | history | history | justice | justice | democracy | democracy | state | state | philosophy | philosophy | plato | plato | aristotle | aristotle | machiavelli | machiavelli | hobbes | hobbes | locke | locke | rousseau | rousseau | marx | marx | de tocqueville | de tocqueville | individual | individual | political science | political science | political philosophy | political philosophy | politics | politics

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17.03 Introduction to Political Thought (MIT)

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This course examines major texts in the history of political thought and the questions they raise about the design of the political and social order. It considers the ways in which thinkers have responded to the particular political problems of their day, and the ways in which they contribute to a broader conversation about human goods and needs, justice, democracy, and the proper relationship of the individual to the state. One aim will be to understand the strengths and weaknesses of various regimes and philosophical approaches in order to gain a critical perspective on our own. Thinkers include Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, and Tocqueville.

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political theory | social order | history | justice | democracy | state | philosophy | plato | aristotle | machiavelli | hobbes | locke | rousseau | marx | de tocqueville | individual | political science | political philosophy | politics

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Philosophy for Beginners

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Philosophy has been studied for thousands of years. It involves the use of reason and argument to search for the truth about reality - about the nature of things, ethics, aesthetics, language, the mind, God and everything else. This series of five introductory lectures, aimed at students new to philosophy, presented by Marianne Talbot, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, will test you on some famous thought experiments and introduce you to some central philosophical issues and to the thoughts of some key philosophers.

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simple-podcasting | tpi3 | philosophy | pre-socatics | philosophical history | feature | checked1 | metaphysics | epistemology | logic and argument | philosophical method | rationality | consciousness | ethical philosophy | political philosophy | he - historical and philosophical studies | v500 | v510 | v511 | v520 | philosophical studies | V000

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Ethics and politics

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Moral and Political Philosophy: how should we live? What constitutes a just state?

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philosophy | ethical philosophy | political philosophy | v500 | v520 | ukoer | philosophical studies | V000

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Karl Marx

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This resource is a composite image comprising a sepia photograph of Karl Marx, an image of a gavel and an image of money (American dollar bills).

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political philosophy | communism | socialism | capitalism | economics | philosophy | marx | karl | marxism | engels | POLITICS / ECONOMICS / LAW / SOCIAL SCIENCES | HUMANITIES (HISTORY / ARCHAEOLOGY / RELIGIOUS STUDIES / PHILOSOPHY) | Social studies | Historical and Philosophical studies | Learning | Design and delivery of programmes | Students | UK EL06 = SCQF 6 | Advanced courses | NICAT 3 | CQFW 3 | Advanced | A/AS Level | NVQ 3 | Higher | SVQ 3 | UK EL07 = SCQF 7 | Higher Certificate | NICAT 4 | CQFW 4 | NVQ 4 | Advanced Higher | SVQ 4 | HN Certificate | UK EL08 = SCQF 8 | Higher Diploma | NICAT 5 | CQFW 5 | HN Diploma | Diploma in HE | UK EL09 = SCQF 9 | Ordinary degree | NICAT 6 | CQFW 6 | NVQ 5 | SVQ 5 | Ordinary degree | Graduate certific | UK EL10 = SCQF 10 | Honours degree | Graduate diploma | philosophical studies | V000 | L000 | D | E

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Introduction to Western Political Thought

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Political thought, otherwise known as political theory or philosophy, is the study of questions concerning power, justice, rights, law, and other issues pertaining to governance. This course examines major texts in the history of political thought and asks how different views on human nature inform the design of government. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (Political Science 201)

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political thought | political theory | political philosophy | political science | rule of law | sovereignty | constitution | government | democracy | civil liberties | regime | Social studies | L000

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Contemporary Political Thought

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The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an overview of the major political theorists and their work from the 18th century to the present. Common themes seen in contemporary political thought include governance, property ownership and redistribution, free enterprise, individual liberty, justice, and responsibility for the common welfare. The student will read the works of theorists advocating capitalism, socialism, communism, egalitarianism, utilitarianism, social contract theory, liberalism, conservatism, neo-liberalism, neo-conservatism, libertarianism, fascism, anarchy, rational choice theory, and globalism. By studying the evolving constructs of political theory in the past two centuries, the student will gain insight into different approaches that leaders use to so

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political thought | political theory | political philosophy | political science | sovereignty | government | democracy | civil liberties | capitalism | utilitarianism | marxism | communism | authoritarianism | fascism | libertarianism | neoliberalism | globalization | Social studies | L000

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Ethics and Public Policy

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This course will provide the student with an overview of the role that ethical, cultural, religious, and moral principles play in public policy. The course will introduce the student to common themes found in theories of political ethics and morality, such as justice, equality, fairness, individual liberty, free enterprise, charity, fundamental human rights, and minimizing harm to others. These themes are integrated into various decision-making models. Students will examine five types of decision frameworks used to make and implement public policy, as well as rationales used to justify inequitable impact and outcomes of policies. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (Political Science 401)

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political science | political theory | political philosophy | ethics | philosophy | public policy | rights | affirmative action | social security | family | relationships | national security | foreign relations | foreign trade | foreign aid | elections | Social studies | L000

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17.03 Introduction to Political Thought (MIT)

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This course examines major texts in the history of political thought and the questions they raise about the design of the political and social order. It considers the ways in which thinkers have responded to the particular political problems of their day, and the ways in which they contribute to a broader conversation about human goods and needs, justice, democracy, and the proper relationship of the individual to the state. One aim will be to understand the strengths and weaknesses of various regimes and philosophical approaches in order to gain a critical perspective on our own. Thinkers include Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, and Tocqueville.

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political theory | social order | history | justice | democracy | state | philosophy | plato | aristotle | machiavelli | hobbes | locke | rousseau | marx | de tocqueville | individual | political science | political philosophy | politics

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