Informações sobre o curso
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, Aristotle, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, Mary Wollstonecraft, and John Stuart Mill; and more contemporary theorists such as Elizabeth Anderson, Isaiah Berlin, Thomas Christiano, Frantz Fanon, Amy Gutmann, Friedrich Hayek, Robert Nozick, Martha Nussbaum, Julius Nyerere, Ayn Rand, John Rawls, Peter Singer, and Kok-Chor Tan. 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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Beginner Level

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Clock

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Sugerido: 20 hours of videos and quizzes...
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English

Legendas: English...

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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Unit 1: Introduction to Part I of the Course

An introduction to Part I of the course and to some of the fundamental problems in legal and political philosophy. ...
Reading
4 vídeos (Total de 34 min), 4 leituras, 1 teste
Video4 videos
Lecture 1.1: Political Institutions & Starting Positions7min
Lecture 1.2: Peace & Problem Solving8min
Lecture 1.3: Choice Points in Designing a State12min
Reading4 leituras
Syllabus10min
Networks10min
Grading10min
Argumentative Reflections10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Introduction10min
Week
2
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6 horas para concluir

Unit 2: Happiness and Welfare

Why should we have a State? This unit examines answers that focus on the role for legal and political institutions in promoting happiness, peace, stability, and human flourishing....
Reading
12 vídeos (Total de 134 min), 7 leituras, 2 testes
Video12 videos
Lecture 2.1.0: Happiness, Thomas Hobbes & the State of Nature10min
Lecture 2.1.1: Happiness, Thomas Hobbes & Escaping the State of Nature10min
Lecture 2.2: Happiness, Welfare & the Scope of the State6min
Lecture 2.3.0: Happiness, John Stuart Mill & the Harm Principle9min
Lecture 2.3.1: Happiness & the Harm Principle18min
Lecture 2.4: A More Constructive Role for the State in Promoting Happiness4min
Lecture 2.5: Promoting Happiness: Collective Action Problems, Public Goods, and Free Riding14min
Lecture 2.6.0: Promoting Happiness: The Epistemic Power of the State13min
Lecture 2.6.1: Promoting Happiness: The Epistemic Power of Deliberation7min
Lecture 2.6.2: Promoting Happiness: The Epistemic Power of Large Numbers14min
Lecture 2.7: Promoting Happiness: Law & Development17min
Reading7 leituras
Relevant Readings10min
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Quiz1 exercício prático
Happiness and Welfare22min
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5 horas para concluir

Unit 3: Justice

Why should we have a State? This unit examines answers that focus on the State’s role in bringing about justice, introducing and analyzing four different views of justice....
Reading
9 vídeos (Total de 134 min), 3 leituras, 2 testes
Video9 videos
Lecture 3.1.0: Distributive Justice & Utilitarianism11min
Lecture 3.1.1: Distributive Justice: Problems with Utilitarianism21min
Lecture 3.2.0: Justice: The Capabilities Approach9min
Lecture 3.2.1: Justice: The Ten Central Human Capabilities22min
Lecture 3.3: Justice: Nozick's Entitlement Theory14min
Lecture 3.4.0: Justice: Rawls's Theory of Justice13min
Lecture 3.4.1: Justice: Rawls & The Original Position15min
Lecture 3.4.2: Justice: Rawls & The Two Principles of Justice16min
Reading3 leituras
Relevant Readings10min
Relevant Readings10min
Relevant Readings10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Justice20min
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2 horas para concluir

Unit 4: Equality

Why should we have a State? This unit examines answers that focus on the importance of equality. It introduces and analyzes views of equality as a constraint, and views of equality as a societal or political objective....
Reading
5 vídeos (Total de 79 min), 3 leituras, 1 teste
Video5 videos
Lecture 4.1.0: Equality as a Constraint: Legal & Political Equality13min
Lecture 4.1.1: Equality as a Constraint: Re-Examining Political Equality13min
Lecture 4.2: Equality as an Objective: Introduction to Egalitarianism21min
Lecture 4.3: Equality: Connections Between Material & Political Equality19min
Reading3 leituras
Relevant Readings10min
Relevant Readings10min
Relevant Readings10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Equality10min

Instrutores

Alexander Guerrero

Assistant Professor
Philosophy and Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Sobre Rutgers the State University of New Jersey

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