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What is the purpose of government? Why should we have a State? What kind of State should we have? Even within a political community, there may be sharp disagreements about the role and purpose of government. Some want an active, involved government, seeing legal and political institutions as the means to solve our most pressing problems, and to help bring about peace, equality, justice, happiness, and to protect individual liberty. Others want a more minimal government, motivated, perhaps, by some of the disastrous political experiments of the 20th Century, and the thought that political power is often just a step away from tyranny. In many cases, these disagreements arise out of deep philosophical disagreements. All political and legal institutions are built on foundational ideas. In this course, we will explore those ideas, taking the political institutions and political systems around us not as fixed and unquestionable, but as things to evaluate and, if necessary, to change. We will consider the ideas and arguments of some of the world’s most celebrated philosophers, including historical thinkers such as Plato, Hugo Grotius, David Hume, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, and more contemporary theorists such as Michelle Alexander, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Bryan Caplan, Angela Davis, Ronald Dworkin, Jon Elster, John Hart Ely, H.L.A. Hart, Michael Huemer, Andrew Rehfeld, and Jeremy Waldron. The aim of the course is not to convince you of the correctness of any particular view or political position, but to provide you with a deeper and more philosophically-informed basis for your own views, and, perhaps, to help you better understand the views of those with whom you disagree....
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Introduction to Part II of the Course

An introduction to the course and to some of the fundamental problems in legal and political philosophy. ...
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1 個視頻(共 7 分鐘), 4 個閱讀材料
Video1 個視頻
Reading4 個閱讀材料
Syllabus10分鐘
Networks10分鐘
Grading10分鐘
Argumentative Reflections10分鐘

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Political Community and Borders

This unit explores the issues of how our political communities are and should be defined. What is the basis of political community? Should we be allowed to change what political community we are a part of? If so, how easily?...
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6 個視頻(共 96 分鐘), 5 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
Video6 個視頻
Lecture 6.1: Voluntarism & Political Community 16分鐘
Lecture 6.2: Alternatives to Voluntarism: Rehfeld's Random Constituencies 18分鐘
Lecture 6.3: Political Community, Cosmopolitanism & World Government 12分鐘
Lecture 6.4.0: Immigration & Exclusion 16分鐘
Lecture 6.4.1: Immigration, Exclusion & Open Borders 19分鐘
Reading5 個閱讀材料
Relevant Readings10分鐘
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Quiz1 個練習
Political Community and Borders20分鐘

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Representatives, Elections, and Lotteries

This unit examines how our political community, once defined, should make law and policy. Who should get to have a say? ...
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8 個視頻(共 119 分鐘), 5 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
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Lecture 7.1: The Case for Representatives15分鐘
Lecture 7.2: The Case for Elected Representatives11分鐘
Lecture 7.3.0: The Perils of Elected Representation: Part I14分鐘
Lecture 7.3.1: The Perils of Elected Representation: Part II17分鐘
Lecture 7.4.0: The Lottocracy18分鐘
Lecture 7.4.1: The Promise of Lottocracy13分鐘
Lecture 7.4.2: Concerns About Lottocracy21分鐘
Reading5 個閱讀材料
Relevant Readings10分鐘
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Representatives, Elections, and Lotteries18分鐘

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Constitutions

This unit examines the role and importance of constitutions. Should we have a constitution? Why might we want one? What should be in it?...
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8 個視頻(共 102 分鐘), 5 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
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Lecture 8.1: Constitutions as Limits13分鐘
Lecture 8.2: The Mechanisms of Constitutional Limitations8分鐘
Lecture 8.3.0: Pre-Commitment & Constitutional Authority17分鐘
Lecture 8.3.1: Pre-Commitment Revisited7分鐘
Lecture 8.4: Constitutions & Process Theory15分鐘
Lecture 8.5.0: Constitutions, Judicial Review, & Constitutional Interpretation15分鐘
Lecture 8.5.1: Constitutional Interpretation9分鐘
Reading5 個閱讀材料
Relevant Readings10分鐘
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Quiz1 個練習
Constitutions18分鐘
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創建者 MRMar 13th 2016

Although at first I was a bit put off by the speaker's idiosyncratic voice, the content and thought ticklers presented were so good that this course rates a five.

創建者 AGOct 13th 2015

Very engaging course. Particularly like the peer reviewed assignments which got one thinking more deeply about the concepts explained in the lectures.

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Alexander Guerrero

Assistant Professor
Philosophy and Medical Ethics and Health Policy

關於 University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

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