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Political Science 1020E Lecture Notes - Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Schumpeter

Political Science
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Political Science 1020E
Charles Jones

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Poli Sci 1020
October 2nd, 2012
Time Management
- 3 weeks and 4 days: Midterm Exam
- 5 weeks and 3 days: Essay Due
- 12 weeks from today: Christmas
The Principle of Fairness:
a. Objects the burden-sharing
b. Can’t justify limits to individual freedom
c. Condemns free-riding
d. Recommends that Gwyneth Paltrow should stop pestering Dr. Jones
Essay Advice: Three ways to respond
- Disagree- and explain why
- Agree- but with a difference
- Agree and disagree simultaneously
Plato’s Ship Analogy
- The art of navigation
- “Drunken pleasure cruise”
- The true navigator
- A star-gazer
- Possesses knowledge, skills, and concern for the good of everyone
Intrinsic Reasons
- Democracy embodies a commitment to freedom or self-rule
- Democracy = Individual ruling themselves
- Autonomy = Giving laws to oneself
- Emphasized by Rousseau in his book Social Contract
We can be coerced and free:
- Coercion: We are forced to comply with laws
- Freedom: In a democracy, laws are self-imposed
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