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Lecture 15

Political Science 1020E Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Nonresistance, Calvinism, Physiocracy


Department
Political Science
Course Code
Political Science 1020E
Professor
Erin Hannah
Lecture
15

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CONTINUATION OF LECTURE 14 (missed)
-Swi argues for the importance of assessing the value of di'erent freedoms as part of his suspicion
about MEASURING FREEDOMS *on exam*
Two More Things about Ideology
The le-right dis.nc.on
Na.onalism
Le and Right
-meaning derives from the French Revolu.on: sea.ng in the Na.onal Assembly- for or against change
-for change (le) or for tradi.on (right)
-for equality (le) or for inequality (right)
Naonalism
-historical, territorial communi.es of belief
-ac.ve, culturally dis.nc.ve
-ethnic origins, but created by states
-states help create na.ons
Lecture 15
November 3, 2015
What is liberalism?
-all liberals aim to promote individual liberty
-liberals value liberty
-but liberals disagree about the nature of liberty
Brian Berry on Liberal States
-religious tolera.on
-no religious dogma can reasonably be held with certainty
-freedom of the press (press is separate from the state)
-every doctrine should be open to cri.cal scru.ny
-aboli.on of servile social status (slave)
-fundamental equality of all human beings: inequality is an ar.fact
Human Nature and Freedom
-ra.onal, moderately self-interested
-fair compe..on and equal opportunity
-individuals should be free from legal barriers, customs, and condi.ons to live as they choose
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