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What is the purpose of government? Why should we have a State? What kind of State should we have? Even within a political community, there may be sharp disagreements about the role and purpose of government. Some want an active, involved government, seeing legal and political institutions as the means to solve our most pressing problems, and to help bring about peace, equality, justice, happiness, and to protect individual liberty. Others want a more minimal government, motivated, perhaps, by some of the disastrous political experiments of the 20th Century, and the thought that political power is often just a step away from tyranny. In many cases, these disagreements arise out of deep philosophical disagreements. All political and legal institutions are built on foundational ideas. In this course, we will explore those ideas, taking the political institutions and political systems around us not as fixed and unquestionable, but as things to evaluate and, if necessary, to change. We will consider the ideas and arguments of some of the world’s most celebrated philosophers, including historical thinkers such as Plato, Hugo Grotius, David Hume, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, and more contemporary theorists such as Michelle Alexander, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Bryan Caplan, Angela Davis, Ronald Dworkin, Jon Elster, John Hart Ely, H.L.A. Hart, Michael Huemer, Andrew Rehfeld, and Jeremy Waldron. The aim of the course is not to convince you of the correctness of any particular view or political position, but to provide you with a deeper and more philosophically-informed basis for your own views, and, perhaps, to help you better understand the views of those with whom you disagree....
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Introduction to Part II of the Course

An introduction to the course and to some of the fundamental problems in legal and political philosophy. ...
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1 vídeo (Total de 7 min), 4 leituras
Video1 vídeos
Reading4 leituras
Syllabus10min
Networks10min
Grading10min
Argumentative Reflections10min

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5 horas para concluir

Political Community and Borders

This unit explores the issues of how our political communities are and should be defined. What is the basis of political community? Should we be allowed to change what political community we are a part of? If so, how easily?...
Reading
6 vídeos (Total de 96 min), 5 leituras, 2 testes
Video6 videos
Lecture 6.1: Voluntarism & Political Community 16min
Lecture 6.2: Alternatives to Voluntarism: Rehfeld's Random Constituencies 18min
Lecture 6.3: Political Community, Cosmopolitanism & World Government 12min
Lecture 6.4.0: Immigration & Exclusion 16min
Lecture 6.4.1: Immigration, Exclusion & Open Borders 19min
Reading5 leituras
Relevant Readings10min
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Quiz1 exercício prático
Political Community and Borders20min

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5 horas para concluir

Representatives, Elections, and Lotteries

This unit examines how our political community, once defined, should make law and policy. Who should get to have a say? ...
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8 vídeos (Total de 119 min), 5 leituras, 2 testes
Video8 videos
Lecture 7.1: The Case for Representatives15min
Lecture 7.2: The Case for Elected Representatives11min
Lecture 7.3.0: The Perils of Elected Representation: Part I14min
Lecture 7.3.1: The Perils of Elected Representation: Part II17min
Lecture 7.4.0: The Lottocracy18min
Lecture 7.4.1: The Promise of Lottocracy13min
Lecture 7.4.2: Concerns About Lottocracy21min
Reading5 leituras
Relevant Readings10min
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Quiz1 exercício prático
Representatives, Elections, and Lotteries18min

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Constitutions

This unit examines the role and importance of constitutions. Should we have a constitution? Why might we want one? What should be in it?...
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8 vídeos (Total de 102 min), 5 leituras, 1 teste
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Lecture 8.1: Constitutions as Limits13min
Lecture 8.2: The Mechanisms of Constitutional Limitations8min
Lecture 8.3.0: Pre-Commitment & Constitutional Authority17min
Lecture 8.3.1: Pre-Commitment Revisited7min
Lecture 8.4: Constitutions & Process Theory15min
Lecture 8.5.0: Constitutions, Judicial Review, & Constitutional Interpretation15min
Lecture 8.5.1: Constitutional Interpretation9min
Reading5 leituras
Relevant Readings10min
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Relevant Readings10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Constitutions18min
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por MRMar 13th 2016

Although at first I was a bit put off by the speaker's idiosyncratic voice, the content and thought ticklers presented were so good that this course rates a five.

por AGOct 13th 2015

Very engaging course. Particularly like the peer reviewed assignments which got one thinking more deeply about the concepts explained in the lectures.

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Alexander Guerrero

Assistant Professor
Philosophy and Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Sobre University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

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