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Political Science
POLI 100
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Lec 12 What is PoliticsConcepts from the LecturePolitics standard definition ancientmedieval art of governing modern science of governingpost modern definition construction of and resistance to power in society as a wholePolis CitystatePlato SERVING PUBLIC GOOD BRANCH OF ETHICS Wrote Republic ART of justice described how politics ought to be create justiceJust state Philosophers rule the good of the people is paramount revealed in cave analogyMachiavelli DIRTY HANDS Wrote The Prince ART of power analyze politics as they really are struggle for power rather than how they ought to be Purpose of politics is to ensure the power of the prince and maintain order virtu of the Prince must overcome fortunaththththModern Age 1720 centuries includes Enlightenment 1718 century replaced medieval period Modern societygoverned by reasons and laws traditional societiesgoverned by customreligionASPECTS OF MODERNITY1 Individuals paramount challenge authority2 Belief in science challenge faith3 Development of Market challenge feudalism4 Idea of Progress challenge tra
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