Lecture 4_PS 121

Lecture 4_PS 121 - PS 121 Lecture 4_4/8/09 Idealism...

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Lecture 4_4/8/09 Idealism Background and Basic Tenants: History o Really Becomes coherent as school during early 20 th Century (1900-1939) Development (Draws on…) o Anglo-American classical liberalism (Locke, Smith, Ricardo, etc) o Reaction against the access of capitalism, imperialism there is a view of progress Faith that things are getting better. Idealism becomes developed over a 20-30 year period Woodrow Wilson gives coherence to old thoughts on Idealism. o Continental thinkers (Kant, Hegel, Rousseau) o Advances in social sciences Political Science born Economics coming into its own field—political economy had been broken Newtonian Scientific Method in social science Eugenics is happening—(Birth control, abortion, drug therapy—being to manipulate the human gene pool) o New Age Religions begin Very hard to pin down core tenets…there is, perhaps, no real there there… o We are studying idealism in a historical context Key Tenants:
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2009 for the course POLY SCI 121 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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Lecture 4_PS 121 - PS 121 Lecture 4_4/8/09 Idealism...

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