Political Philosophy

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Duration: 120 Hours
Lectures: 81
Level: Advanced

Politics Political Philosophy and the State of Nature

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Unit 1.1: Introducing Political Philosophy
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Unit1.2: Some Philosophical Approaches to Politics
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Unit 1.3: The Approach to Political Philosophy Adopted on this Courses
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Unit 1.4: An Overview of the State of Nature
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Unit 1.5: An Introduction to Political Philosophy Thinkers – John Locke
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Unit 1.6: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Unit 1.7: Thomas Hobbes
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Unit 1.8: Aristotle,
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Unit 1.9: – Anarchism; Cooperation; the Only Way Forward by Peter Kropotkin

2. Justification - of the State

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Unit 2.1: What is the State
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Unit 2.2: The Goal of Justification
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Unit 2.3: Political Philosophy; State, Rights
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Unit 2.4: Political Obligation and the Social Contract
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Unit 2.5: Locke and Consent – Tacit Consent – Hypothetical Consent
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Unit 2.6: Hume’s Criticism
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Unit 2.7: Anarchism and Utilitarianism Revisited
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Unit 2.8: The Principles of Fairness
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Unit 2.9: The Conflict of Autonomy and Authority
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Unit 2.10: Martin L. King Jnr Civil Disobedience; An unjust Law is No law At All

Democracy and its Difficulties-Who Should Rule Whom

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Unit 3.1: Democracy; General Conceptual issues
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Unit 3.2: Plato Against Democracy; Ruling as a Skill
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Unit 3.3: Knowledge and Interests
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Unit 3.4: The Values of Democracy
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Unit 3.5: Rousseau and the General Will
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Unit 3.6: Freedom and Equality, Criticism of Rousseau
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Unit 3.7: Types of Democracy; Participatory, Representative
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Unit 3.8: Alexis De Tocqueville; Protecting the Minority from the Tyranny of the Majority
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Unit 3.9: – Frederick De Great; The Enlightened Despot
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Unit 3.10: Defending Democracy; Mills, Rousseau and Liberty

Liberty

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Unit 4.1: John Stuart Mills on Liberty
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Unit 4.2: John Stuart Mills; One Simple Principle
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Unit 4.3: Isiah Berlin; Two Concepts of Liberty
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Unit 4.4: Freedom of Thought
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Unit 4.5: Justifying the Liberty Principle
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Unit 4.6: Individuality and Progress
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Unit 4.7: Liberty as an Intrinsic Good
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Unit 4.8: Marxist Objections to Liberalism
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Unit 4.9: Communitarianism and Liberalism
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Unit 4.10: Patrick Devlin; The Enforcement of Morals
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Unit 4.11: H.L.A Hart; The Changing Sense of Morality
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Unit 4.12: John Locke; The Futility of Intolerance
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Unit 4.13: Jeremy Waldron; The satanic Verses (Salmon Rushdie)

5. Private Property and the markets

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Unit 5.1: Abolishing Property Ownership
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Unit 5.2: Liberty and property
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Unit 5.3: Locke on Property
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Unit5.4: The Free Market
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Unit 5.5: John Locke: Labour as the Bases of Property
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Unit 5.6: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; The Earth Belongs to Nobodyody
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Unit 5.7: Herbert Spacer; The Right to the Use of the Earth
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Unit 5.8: Sigmund Freud; Property and Aggression
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Unit 5.9: Adam Smith; The Dangers of Government Interference
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Unit 5.10: Robert Nozick; The Difficulties with Mixing Labour

6. Rawls Theory of Justice

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Unit 6.1: A Hypothetical Contract
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Unit 6.2: Choosing Principles of Justice
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Unit 6.3: Reasons for Maximin
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Unit 6.4: Rawls and His Critics
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Unit 6.5: Nozick and Patterns
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Unit 6.6: John Rawls; Two Principles of Justice
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Unit 6.7: Robert Nozick; The Entitlement Theory
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Unit 6.8: Karl Marx; From Each according to His Abilities… According to His Needs
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Unit 6.9: F.A. Hayek; The Impossibility of Planning

7. Feminism

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Unit 7.1: The Ethics of care vs Male Reasoning of Justice
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Unit 7.2: Sex as Biological, Gender as Social Construct
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Unit 7.3: Power Privilege and Diversity
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Unit 7.4: The Birdcage Analogy
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Unit 7.5: – Is Pornography Un-Coerced?
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Unit 7.6: Feminism and Science
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Unit 7.7: Morality and Power
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Unit 7.8: Rights for Women
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Unit 7.9: Transcending Liberal Individualism
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Unit 7.10: Carol Gilligan; In a Different Voice
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Unit 7.11: – Alison M. Jagga; Socialist Feminism and the Standpoint of Women

Tribalism-Science and Philosophy

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Unit 8.1: Human Behavior as a Complex set of Things
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Unit 8.2 Nature, Nurture, and the DNA Primer
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Unit 8.3: Aggression, Greed and Prejudice
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Unit 8.4: Love vs Hate, Compassion vs Empathy
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Unit 8.5: Denial and Confrontational Bias
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Unit 8.6: J. O. Okogu; Tribalism as a Foiled Factor of Africa Nation- Building
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Unit 8.7: C. O. Ojukwu; Philosophy of De-Tribalism
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Unit 8.9: Nnamdi Azikiwe 1964, Tribalism: A Pragmatic Instrument for National Unity.
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Unit 8.10: Consequences of Tribalism, Tragedy of the Commons
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