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lecture for sep 22, 2010

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Department
Political Science
Course
POL200Y1
Professor
Rebecca Kingston
Semester
Fall

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Pol200y1 September 22, 2010 The Political and philosophic context of Platos Republic I. Introduction. Conception of the good: collection of principles and commitments that cohere together in a vision that adheres to you and others of what is good What does it mean to be good? It is relative to you as an individual Political theory as developed in the West began as a conversation What is the most important good in politics What is a good place to live? These thinkers were in dialogue with one another but also with their own time Platos political project Athenian democrats saw democracy as a necessary condition for their theory of the good II. The political history: democratic institutions of ancient Athens and the controver
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