CMN 3133: Lecture #10 Oct 8 2013
Short answer and essay.
The Political Working Definition Field which Contents are defined by the Code: Power/powerless
Foundational paradox: between sociability/ war ▯ belongs to our genetic frame
Biological foundations: for solidarity/aggression ▯ consider someone as our most profound enemy and
wage war against them.
1. Social animal we thrive in social contexts.
Human beings are political by nature
The polis exists by nature
Inherent what it is to be human
The polis exists by nature and the polis is prior to nature to each of its members.
History of classic thought on politics.
Athens (limited democracy) Rhetoric
14691527 Florence invaded the French by Italian crisis of disunity and foreign domination
Hobbes 15581679 ,Schmitt 18881985
Plato claimed to be cautious and critical of rhetoric because of the appeal to emotions made by Sophists.
He is critical of orality
Hobbes concept of the political No one can deny you the right to self defense
State of Nature ; scarce resources and competition. Lack of an external source of author to rule the conflict
covenant as a means to overcome the state of nature.
Results: autonomy of pol