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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, Aristotle, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, Mary Wollstonecraft, and John Stuart Mill; and more contemporary theorists such as Elizabeth Anderson, Isaiah Berlin, Thomas Christiano, Frantz Fanon, Amy Gutmann, Friedrich Hayek, Robert Nozick, Martha Nussbaum, Julius Nyerere, Ayn Rand, John Rawls, Peter Singer, and Kok-Chor Tan. 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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完成時間為 1 小時

Unit 1: Introduction to Part I of the Course

An introduction to Part I of the course and to some of the fundamental problems in legal and political philosophy. ...
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4 個視頻(共 34 分鐘), 4 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video4 個視頻
Lecture 1.1: Political Institutions & Starting Positions7分鐘
Lecture 1.2: Peace & Problem Solving8分鐘
Lecture 1.3: Choice Points in Designing a State12分鐘
Reading4 個閱讀材料
Syllabus10分鐘
Networks10分鐘
Grading10分鐘
Argumentative Reflections10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Introduction10分鐘
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完成時間為 6 小時

Unit 2: Happiness and Welfare

Why should we have a State? This unit examines answers that focus on the role for legal and political institutions in promoting happiness, peace, stability, and human flourishing....
Reading
12 個視頻(共 134 分鐘), 7 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
Video12 個視頻
Lecture 2.1.0: Happiness, Thomas Hobbes & the State of Nature10分鐘
Lecture 2.1.1: Happiness, Thomas Hobbes & Escaping the State of Nature10分鐘
Lecture 2.2: Happiness, Welfare & the Scope of the State6分鐘
Lecture 2.3.0: Happiness, John Stuart Mill & the Harm Principle9分鐘
Lecture 2.3.1: Happiness & the Harm Principle18分鐘
Lecture 2.4: A More Constructive Role for the State in Promoting Happiness4分鐘
Lecture 2.5: Promoting Happiness: Collective Action Problems, Public Goods, and Free Riding14分鐘
Lecture 2.6.0: Promoting Happiness: The Epistemic Power of the State13分鐘
Lecture 2.6.1: Promoting Happiness: The Epistemic Power of Deliberation7分鐘
Lecture 2.6.2: Promoting Happiness: The Epistemic Power of Large Numbers14分鐘
Lecture 2.7: Promoting Happiness: Law & Development17分鐘
Reading7 個閱讀材料
Relevant Readings10分鐘
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Quiz1 個練習
Happiness and Welfare22分鐘
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完成時間為 5 小時

Unit 3: Justice

Why should we have a State? This unit examines answers that focus on the State’s role in bringing about justice, introducing and analyzing four different views of justice....
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9 個視頻(共 134 分鐘), 3 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
Video9 個視頻
Lecture 3.1.0: Distributive Justice & Utilitarianism11分鐘
Lecture 3.1.1: Distributive Justice: Problems with Utilitarianism21分鐘
Lecture 3.2.0: Justice: The Capabilities Approach9分鐘
Lecture 3.2.1: Justice: The Ten Central Human Capabilities22分鐘
Lecture 3.3: Justice: Nozick's Entitlement Theory14分鐘
Lecture 3.4.0: Justice: Rawls's Theory of Justice13分鐘
Lecture 3.4.1: Justice: Rawls & The Original Position15分鐘
Lecture 3.4.2: Justice: Rawls & The Two Principles of Justice16分鐘
Reading3 個閱讀材料
Relevant Readings10分鐘
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Relevant Readings10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Justice20分鐘
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完成時間為 2 小時

Unit 4: Equality

Why should we have a State? This unit examines answers that focus on the importance of equality. It introduces and analyzes views of equality as a constraint, and views of equality as a societal or political objective....
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5 個視頻(共 79 分鐘), 3 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video5 個視頻
Lecture 4.1.0: Equality as a Constraint: Legal & Political Equality13分鐘
Lecture 4.1.1: Equality as a Constraint: Re-Examining Political Equality13分鐘
Lecture 4.2: Equality as an Objective: Introduction to Egalitarianism21分鐘
Lecture 4.3: Equality: Connections Between Material & Political Equality19分鐘
Reading3 個閱讀材料
Relevant Readings10分鐘
Relevant Readings10分鐘
Relevant Readings10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Equality10分鐘

講師

Alexander Guerrero

Assistant Professor
Philosophy and Medical Ethics and Health Policy

關於 Rutgers the State University of New Jersey

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