INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL THEORY
September 12, 2013
Why Theory? By Nealon and Giroux
• The Banality of Evil concept by Hannah Arendt explained in The Guardian
Boucher and Kelly Introduction, pages 120.
• Distinguishing between the 1 and 2 order political philosophy. Political theory
in the present time is often a combination of both. This book is an introduction to
the field of political theory.
• When we try to apply the principles of philiophers of the past (e.g. Ancient
Greeks, Plato, etc.), we have to be cautious of certain things, such as the contexts
that they were formulated in (e.g. time, place, culture, etc.) and differing logic that
existed at the time.