d2l - SPP Tues 3 - Political&SocialPhilosophy...

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Week 3, Tuesday Week 3, Tuesday
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Class Breakdown 1. 1. Introduction Introduction 2. 2. Getting to Know You Getting to Know You 3. 3. Anarchist’s Challenge, Revisited Anarchist’s Challenge, Revisited 4. 4. Natural Subordination Natural Subordination 5. 5. Authority from the Good Authority from the Good 6. 6. Agreeing to Subjugation? Agreeing to Subjugation?
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Student Presentations If you haven’t found a partner and scheduled your duo, do so ASAP via D2L! First presentation this Thursday Week 4 is completely open Must have signed up by this Thursday! Or will be penalized significant late penalty List at least a tentative topic Guidelines & Tips are online
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Next Class Consent Theory We’ll try to catch up w/ the syllabus! Quiz Questions on Today’s reading and lecture slides Questions from Thursday’s reading
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Paper – Instructions on D2L Due Thursday, February 18 th , by 6pm Topic: Political Authority and the USA 1000 – 1500 words
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Crito Excerpt We will read this in class on Thursday, and discuss it It is on D2L already if you want a preview (and read it ahead of time on your own)
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The Problem of Political Authority Aka. “You Don’t  Own  Me!” <snap snap snap>
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Anarchist’s Challenge What justifies any individual/group subjugating me? Answers to the Challenge (by the State/ruler) : 1) I am God (divine right) 2) I am superior to you (natural subordination) 3) I know what’s best for you (authority from the good)
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Natural Subordination Theory Natural Subordination Theory
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Anarchist’s Challenge Challenge: What justifies any individual or group subjugating me? A1: Because the ruler is superior to the subject. A2: Because that’s the natural order of things .
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Slavery in Ancient Greece Slavery was an essential component of the development of Ancient Greece throughout its history. Most ancient writers considered slavery not only necessary but natural Neither the Stoics nor the Early Christians questioned the practice.
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Aristotle: Slaves by Nature • “some should rule and others be ruled is a  thing not only necessary, but expedient;  from  the hour of their birth , some are marked out  for subjection, others for rule.” • “…the lower sort are  by nature  slaves, and  it is  better for them  as for all inferiors that they  should be under the rule of a master.
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Natural Subordination: Race ...slavery is now penal in character and planned by that law which commands the preservation of the natural order and forbids disturbance. ( Saint Augustine )
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Natural Subordination Women in the Man’s World?
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Female Subjugation in Greek Society • ‘It is the 
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2010 for the course PHIL 321-01 taught by Professor Matthewbrophy during the Spring '10 term at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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