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Course: Introduction to Political Philosophy with Steven B. Smith

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This course is intended as an introduction to political philosophy as seen through an examination of some of the major texts and thinkers of the Western political tradition. Three broad themes that are central to understanding political life are focused upon: the polis experience (Plato, Aristotle), the sovereign state (Machiavelli, Hobbes), constitutional government (Locke), and democracy (Rousseau, Tocqueville). The way in which different political philosophies have given expression to various forms of political institutions and our ways of life are examined throughout the course.
Lec 1 - Yale's Partnership With the Tony ...
Yale's Partnership With the Tony Blair Faith The Tony Blair Faith Foundation is partnering with Yale University to create the Faith and Globalization seminar, which Mr. Blair will co-teach with...
Lec 2 - Faith and Globalization
Faith and Globalization The impact of religious faith is profound in a world where political, economic, and social spheres are increasingly interconnected. Intentional and sustained reflection...
Faith And Global Affairs
Globalization is actually making headlines these days. This is in turn affecting faith in more positive ways than not.
Faith and Globalization
Explore what faith and globalization can mean and why it matters to understanding the interaction between faith and globalization in the contemporary world.
Lec 5 - State of faith in the world today
State of faith in the world today Religious vitality across the globe shows no signs of diminishing in the near future. Examine the demographically extensive reach of faiths and the publicly...
Lec 6 - Secularization, Religious Resurg ...
Secularization, Religious Resurgence, and Multiple As modernity has advanced across the world, some people are surprised that in most societies faith not been relegated to the private sphere or...
Lec 7 - Roles of Faiths in the Processes ...
Roles of Faiths in the Processes of Globalization The impacts of faith and globalization are extend to diverse sectors of society. Survey perspectives on this matter from religious leaders,...
Lec 8 - Faiths and the Dynamics of Econo ...
Faiths and the Dynamics of Economic Development Convictions of faith shape cultural conditions that promote or impede economic growth. Explore the roles that faiths can and do play under economic...
9 Lec - Persons of Faith Who are Publicl ...
Persons of Faith Who are Publicly Engaged What are the challenges and opportunities of expressing one's faith while holding political office? Consider how leaders from around the world address...
Lec 10 - Faith and Violence
Faith and Violence The destructive potential of faiths and their capacity to divide communities is more acutely felt in our closely interconnected world. Investigate the conditions under which...
Lec 11 - Faith and Reconciliation
Faith and Reconciliation Faiths can provide rich resources for promoting reconciliation between persons and cultures. Examine the possible contributions that faith can play in healing divides and...

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