Textbook Ch 4.docx

3 Pages
91 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Political Science
Course
POLI 101
Professor
Daniel Drugge
Semester
Summer

Description
Chapter 4: Freedom and Justice Constraints of Freedom: - freedom is the absence of constraints Non Democratic Government - What the correlation between freedom and democracy? - How far does government interfere with us? Physical Coercion - Examples: Imprisonment and slavery - constrain of freedom – physically stops us - Unfair or discriminatory laws included here – ie death penalty Physical Incapacity - physical impairments stop us from doing what we want - Includes situations that are beyond the control of human agency (agency = imp’t in determining freedom) - what about a disabled who uses a wheelchair? What’s the freedom? Rationality - Freedom justified on how rational we are - ie. Restrictions on freedom of children with dementia are justified in pursuit of other goals – protecting them and keeping them safe Psychology - Psychological restrictions – influences by external behaviors Economic Impediments - Government can help freedom – ie. Creating basic standards of living so that those who are under can receive welfare (Canada) Negative and Positive Freedom - Locke “need to be free from government” - Rousseau “government has an obligation to provide citizens with decent level of living” - Negative Liberty = “Freedom From” / area of control - Positive Liberty = “Freedom to” / source of control - US Constitution = Negative Liberty: Bill of rights gives priority to individual’s autonomy (pursue own goals) - Negative and Positive Liberty are protected by UN ; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights & International Covenant on economic, social, and cultural rights. (1966) - Promote equality to limited extent but still give liberty. Is Freedom Special? - What is our assessment of freedom? Why is it value so highly? Freedom and Cultural Pluralism - Cultural pluralism: situations in which different cul
More Less

Related notes for POLI 101

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit