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Political Philosophy - Video
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3.9 stars from 73 ratings
Excellent Introduction
I listened to this course recreationally, having read all of the material covered in it over the years. The instructor's delivery is very well structured for consuming the information. This may not seem important, but my background is in math and science where many of the instructors are not...Read full review »
Crow King via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/22/17
this was a very rewarding experience. Thank you Prof Smith. I learned a lot.
Get 4678 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/09/15
Steven B. Smith Is Thirsty
1. Loved every lecture 2. Didn't have to take notes and still remembered everything relevant (could've passed the exams with ease) 3. Lack of emotion and him being utterly rigid took a star away from this review 4. The man is obviously very thirsty (he must love coffee). In conclusion, the...Read full review »
Beave412 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/12/13
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This final lecture of the course is given "in defense of politics." First, the idea and definition of "politics" and the "political" are discussed with reference to the ideas of Immanuel Kant and twentieth-century political scientists, novelists, and philosophers such as Bernard Crick, E. M....
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Professor Smith discusses the moral and psychological components of the democratic state in the context of Tocqueville's Democracy in America. He goes on to explore the institutional development of the democratic state, the qualities of the democratic individual, and the psychological...
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Three main features that Tocqueville regarded as central to American democracy are discussed: the importance of local government, the concept of "civil association," and "the spirit of religion." The book is not simply a celebration of the democratic experience in America; Tocqueville is deeply...
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