definition of political theory

definition of political theory - Are people selfish? Are...

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The purpose of today’s class is to answer three questions: 1) Why study theory? 2) How should you clarify the meaning of a concept? 3) What is political theory? Important Vocabulary: “thinking politically” Theorein The methods of political theory
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SOME FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS: Do you have to be a whiner in order to engage in political theory? How do you respond to people who complain about society? What assumptions do you take as “given” about politics?
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Unformatted text preview: Are people selfish? Are they generally reliable? Do you think humans have the capacity to rule themselves? Do your values always match your beliefs about what are problems in society? Definition of political theory PART I: Political theory is a way of thinking politically. PART II: Political theory is an attempt to reflect critically on the proper organization of collective human existence. PART III: Political theory is a conceptual lens....
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2009 for the course POL 203 taught by Professor Dovi during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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