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  • 37:06 1.  Introduction: What Is Political Philosophy?

    1. Introduction: What Is Political Philosophy?

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    Introduction to Political Philosophy (PLSC 114) Professor Smith discusses the nature and scope of "political philosophy." The oldest of the social sciences, ...

  • 47:33 11. Marxian Exploitation And Distributive Justice

    11. Marxian Exploitation And Distributive Justice

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) Exploitation is an important technical--not normative--concept in the theory of Karl Marx. Although we are dealing w...

  • 51:25 25. Democratic Justice: Applications

    25. Democratic Justice: Applications

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) Professor Shapiro guides the class through some practical applications of his theory of democratic justice. As appli...

  • 48:19 19. The Burkean Outlook

    19. The Burkean Outlook

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) Edmund Burke was an English politician who wrote his Reflections on the Revolution in France to express his disdain ...

  • 11:47 Wade Hands - Paul Samuelson And The Neoclassical Synthesis

    Wade Hands - Paul Samuelson And The Neoclassical Synthesis

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    Paul Samuelson was both a mathematical micro-economist, working from theorem to proof in the neoclassical tradition, and a committed Keynesian macroeconomist...

  • 47:41 21. Contemporary Communitarianism (II)

    21. Contemporary Communitarianism (II)

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) In this lecture, Professor Shapiro delves into the nuances of MacIntyre's argument, focusing specifically on his Ari...

  • 46:54 12. The Marxian Failure And Legacy

    12. The Marxian Failure And Legacy

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) We previously established that the reality of scarcity invalidates Marx's core idea of superabundance, and mortally ...

  • 51:48 17. Distributive Justice And The Welfare State

    17. Distributive Justice And The Welfare State

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) The main focus of today's discussion is Rawls's third, and most problematic, principle is the difference principle, ...

  • 45:33 5. Classical Utilitarianism And Distributive Justice

    5. Classical Utilitarianism And Distributive Justice

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) Professor Shapiro continues his examination of Jeremy Bentham's formulation of classical utilitarianism, with a focu...

  • 48:27 8. Limits Of The Neoclassical Synthesis

    8. Limits Of The Neoclassical Synthesis

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) Although the harm principle as introduced in the last lecture seems straightforward at first glance, today Professor...

  • 47:16 24. Democratic Justice: Theory

    24. Democratic Justice: Theory

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) Professor Shapiro takes up again Schumpeter's minimalist conception of democracy. When operationalized as a two turn...

  • 47:19 14. Rights As Side Constraints And The Minimal State

    14. Rights As Side Constraints And The Minimal State

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) Today, Professor Shapiro dives more deeply into Robert Nozick's theory of the minimal, or night watchman, state. Thi...

  • 46:36 13. Appropriating Locke Today

    13. Appropriating Locke Today

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) The final Enlightenment tradition left to be explored in this course is social contract theory, for which we must re...

  • 43:18 7. The Neoclassical Synthesis Of Rights And Utility

    7. The Neoclassical Synthesis Of Rights And Utility

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) John Stuart Mill's synthesis rights and utility follows naturally in the vein of neoclassical utilitarianism, and it...

  • 46:09 15. Compensation Versus Redistribution

    15. Compensation Versus Redistribution

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) The class's examination of Nozick's minimal state has raised a number of important questions, most of which are root...

  • 48:50 6. From Classical To Neoclassical Utilitarianism

    6. From Classical To Neoclassical Utilitarianism

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) In this economics-oriented lecture, Professor Shapiro introduces neoclassical utilitarianism as it was formulated by...

  • 52:14 23. Democracy And Majority Rule (II)

    23. Democracy And Majority Rule (II)

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) Majority rule and democratic competition serve as the focus of this, second lecture on the democratic tradition. Wha...

  • 51:15 10. Marx's Theory Of Capitalism

    10. Marx's Theory Of Capitalism

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) Today, Professor Shapiro continues his discussion of Enlightenment theory of Karl Marx, focusing on the foundations ...

  • 48:59 16. The Rawlsian Social Contract

    16. The Rawlsian Social Contract

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) The next and final Enlightenment tradition to be examined in the class is that of John Rawls, who, according to Prof...

  • 43:20 4. Origins Of Classical Utilitarianism

    4. Origins Of Classical Utilitarianism

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) Jeremy Bentham's formulation of classical utilitarianism is the first Enlightenment tradition that the course will c...

  • 46:39 3. Natural Law Roots Of The Social Contract Tradition

    3. Natural Law Roots Of The Social Contract Tradition

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) Before exploring the three Enlightenment traditions in particular, Professor Shapiro examines the Enlightenment holi...

  • 35:16 1. Information And Housekeeping

    1. Information And Housekeeping

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) Professor Shapiro explains the format and structure of the class during this opening session. He reviews the syllabu...

  • 45:49 9. The Marxian Challenge

    9. The Marxian Challenge

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) Marxism is the second Enlightenment tradition upon which the course will focus. Contrary to popular belief, Marx did...

  • 49:17 18. The

    18. The

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    Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) The mature Rawls departed quite a bit from his earlier theory of justice, choosing instead an overlapping consensus,...

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