POL355Y5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Constitutionalism, Constant Contact, Junk Food
Topics concerning this lecture: liberal argument from freedom > (culture as context of choice, argument from anti-imperialism and colonialism (modern vs. ancient constitutionalism, concept of self-determination (what does it mean for nation . group to be self determining) Dworkin > culture: provides spectacles through which we identify experiences as valuable". (1):freedom > making choices amongst options: ability to allow individuals the freedom to be able to make choices, example: airlines > ight attendants not free to make choices on what to wear. Why the liberal emphasis on choice? (note: choices are always. (2):idiosyncratic needs: needs: distinct based on individualism and skepticism ( how are we going to understand the needs of people?) > must retain choices as everyone is di erent from each other ==> [metaphor: birds in a ock are di erent from sheep in a herd ] Co-nationals: share language and history, but often disagree fundamentally about the ultimate ends in life.