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PHIL 2280 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Will Kymlicka, Quebec Sovereignty Movement, Distinct Society
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Charles Taylor: Why do Nations have to become States? - Along with Will Kymlicka and James Tully, Taylor contributed to a discourse of minority rights that became knows as the Canadian school of thought. ...

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PHIL 2280 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Will Kymlicka, Liberal Democracy, Polyethnicity
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November 21, 2017 Will Kymlicka: Multicultural Citizenship - The religious wars in Europe were resolved by separating the State from the Church, and organizing the State around a set of human rights that...

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PHIL 2280 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Classical Liberalism
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Michel Foucault: Two Lectures on Power Lecture 1 - Foucault notes that in the recent history of the past twenty years there has been the efficacy of dispersed offensives. Here by offensive he means chall...

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PHIL 2280 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Deliberative Democracy, Negative And Positive Rights, Statin
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November 14, 2017 Jrgen Habermas: Three Normative Models of Democracy - Habermas engages the liberal/communitarian debate with the aim of presenting a third alternative, namely, that of deliberative demo...

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PHIL 2280 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Collectively Exhaustive Events, Communitarianism, Political Philosophy
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November 2, 2017 Charles Mills: Racial Liberalism - Drawing on Marxism (structure of class domination, and the idea of ideology), Mills approaches the problematic of race in America. He claims that polit...

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PHIL 2280 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Susan Moller Okin, Robert E. Goodin, Legal Personality
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October 31, 2017 Susan Okin: Justice Gender and Family - Traditional View about Womans Inferiority: woman have an inferior nature, one that is less rational than men and lacks civil personality, hence th...

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PHIL 2280 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Wilt Chamberlain, Robert Nozick, Distributive Justice
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October 24, 2017 Robert Nozick Anarchy State and Utopia - Robert Nozick, representing libertarian wing of liberalism. For Nozick the fundamental political principle on top of normative hierarchy in liber...

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PHIL 2280 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Justice As Fairness, Minimax
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Rawls’ Theory of Justice - Theoretical background: social contract theorists like Hobbes and Locke and Enlightenment philosophers like Kant. - For Rawls the ultimate bases of society rests on a set...

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PHIL 2280 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: The Communist Manifesto, Class Conflict, For Marx
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October 17, 2017 Marx and Engels’ Communist Manifesto - Earlier philosophers tried to understand the world while Marx tried to change the world. - The Communist Manifesto is divided into four sections: ...

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PHIL 2280 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Compulsory Education, John Stuart Mill, Jeremy Bentham
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October 12, 2017 Utilitarianism Bentham: the principle of utility Mill: the principle of greatest happiness John Stuart Mill: On Liberty John Stuart Mill: a student of Jeremy Bentham and an original contributor to ut...

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PHIL 2280 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Immanuel Kant, Hypothetical Imperative, Categorical Imperative
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October 3, 2017 Immanuel Kant: On the Common Saying - Kant presents the outline of a republican state. - He frames his discussion around the relation between the theory and practice in three separate ...

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PHIL 2280 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: A Letter Concerning Toleration, Truism, Divine Law
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September 28, 2017 Law begins only when there is a sovereign. This is a logical truism since in the judicial or legal sense a law is defined as a command of the sovereign. Hobbes also says the same thing about morality an...

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PHIL 2280 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Cardinal Virtues, Meddle
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September 14, 2017 1. Justice According to the doctrine of the four cardinal virtues in a good city well have wisdom, courage, moderation, justice. (427e) justice according to some is to be found in For Socrates, justice ...

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PHIL 2280 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Everyman, Deductive Reasoning, Human Body
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Hobbes Leviathan Scientific methodology: observation and deductive reasoning. Using this method, Hobbes set out an ambitious project of studying the physical nature, the nature of humanity and the nature of human society...

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PHIL 2280 Lecture 6: John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government
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September 26, 2017 John Lockes Second Treatise of Government Wrote in a time of unrest like Hobbes before him. He modeled his theory and morality around the natural sciences. With the hope of getting the same results of...

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