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Study Guide for Final Exam Finer The History of Government Give the three core characteristics of a state What does Finer believe to be the connection between belief systems and social structure? What are the principal characteristics of a Palace type society? What are the principal characteristics of a Forum-type society? What are the principal characteristics of Finer’s typology of governmental type? Plato Euthyphro What are some of the principal characteristics of Socratic dialogue as shown in this excerpt? Why is the following question important? “Is the pious being loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is being loved by the gods?” David Held “Classical Democracy: Athens” What are some of the conditions that led to the emergence of democracy in Athens? What is a polis? What is meant by the term “civic virtue?” Why is law seen as the opposite of tyranny? Name at least four of the qualities, which Aristotle sees as characteristic of a democratic political order? What were some of the roles of the Athenian Assembly? (Name at least three) Give at least four of the disadvantages of democracy that Plato lists. Allan Bloom from The Closing of the American Mind What does Bloom mean by “passionate insight”? Bloom used to believe that the hunger for knowledge was innate. What does he believe now? Briefly describe the difference Bloom sees between students at the beginning of his career and those he is talking about in the excerpt in the reader. Aristotle The Politics POLS I What are the primary steps in the development of the state, from family to self- sufficiency? What is it about man that makes him into a naturally political animal? What is the principal of order in political society? What is “logos” what role does it play for Aristotle? What is it about mankind’s ability to speak that makes Aristotle think that we are naturally political beings? If man is naturally political then why was “he who first founded the state the greatest of benefactors?” PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A STUDY GUIDE, NOT A LIST OF QUESTIONS THAT ARE GOING TO BE ON THE EXAM. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THESE QUESTIONS WILL BE ON THE EXAM, AND THERE ARE DEFINITELY GOING TO BE QUESTIONS ON THE EXAM WHICH ARE NOT ON THIS LIST.
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POLS II Why do we look at theoretical forms of constitution? What good does that do? What is wrong with the idea of communal property? How does a political society differ from a military expedition? Why is a city without complete unity better than a highly unified one? Be able to put your
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