Political Science 1020E Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: John Maynard Keynes, John Stuart Mill, Social Liberalism

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Week 10: lecture 18: liberalism 2 continued (tuesday, november 13, 2018) Smith on government"s role: defend the country against attack, protect property rights and maintain order, provide public education and infrastructure needed to do business. Fourth source of classical liberalism : social darwinism. Spencer"s worldview: social evolution di erent groups went through evolution, believed the catholic british whites were at the top of the chain, absolute property rights: didn"t believe in distributive justice, ine ectiveness and corruption ion welfare systems. Modern liberalism: key ideas: individuality (john stuart mill, positive freedom, social liberalism, economic management. T. h green"s welfare liberalism: government is not a necessary evil, the state can advance individual liberty by promoting equal opportunities for all. T. h green on freedom: two concepts of freedom, negative freedom: absence of restraint, positive freedom: actual ability to do something worth doing (green"s view)

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