PHIL 364 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Nationstates, Neoliberalism, E-Democracy

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Themes:
1) Modernity
-Large cultural movement
-Descartes* symptomatic of what modernity stands for
-Characteristics:
-(1) rejection of past(i) Protestant Reformation, (ii) emergence of modern
capitalism, (iii) voyages, (iv) vernacular/rejection of Latin
-(2) nature—(i) nature was to be contemplated because “it beared the fingers of
God,” (ii) knowledge (laws that govern nature…help Descartes reach an absolute
truth), (iii) 16th century-17th century nature 18th century-19th century political
world (primarily Hobbes and Locke)
-(3) Vico(i) imagination metaphors/myths/1st wisdom or humanity, (ii)
2) Collective ID
-Peace of Westphalia (1648) Westphalian System nation-states
-Nation-states
-Narration moral closing ideal
3) Globalization + the future of democracy
-Nation-state?
-Internet
-Democracy?
-(1) Kant- Cosmopolitan Community
-(2) Fukugama- End of History
-Neoliberalism market
-(3) Chantal Mooffe
-(4) Kalypso Nikolaidis demoi-cracy
*3 & 4 = more fluid & local dynamics
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(1) rejection of past (i) protestant reformation, (ii) emergence of modern capitalism, (iii) voyages, (iv) vernacular/rejection of latin. (2) nature (i) nature was to be contemplated because it beared the fingers of. God, (ii) knowledge (laws that govern nature help descartes reach an absolute truth), (iii) 16th century-17th century nature 18th century-19th century political world (primarily hobbes and locke) (3) vico (i) imagination metaphors/myths/1st wisdom or humanity, (ii) Peace of westphalia (1648) westphalian system nation-states. Themes: modernity, collective id, globalization + the future of democracy.

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