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PolisciEXAMREVIEW - 1 What is the principle of subjectivity an awareness of self rise of consciousness of others self and entrainment rational

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1. What is the principle of subjectivity? * an awareness of self * rise of consciousness of others, self, and entrainment * rational, self-consciousness * awareness of others as independent selves 2. What is political consciousness? * Consciousness of self and of others * the self-conscious attempt to order the affairs of the community * the desire of the homeless spirit to recreate a new home * the rational attempt to order the affairs of the community 3. Why and how does the principle of subjectivity lead to estrangement? * Time of the birth of individual consciences * Human psyche, search for meaning * Subjectivity begins to emerge 4. What are the two species of political being? * Tribal/ We * Individuated/ I 5. What is the political significance of consciousness of self? * leads to concern for individual rights/conscience 6. What is the political significance of consciousness of others? * leads to concern for obligations of citizenship/duty 7. What are the characteristics of tribal societies? * tribal- the main organization, and banishment is worst punishment and the people around us * kinship- relationships in nature- blood related, emotional ties * sacred- the rules and rituals of the tribe esp. gods; which are about bringing
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someone into the tribe * village * instinct and custom- rules of behavior are governed by instinct and custom * Pre-modern 8. What are the characteristics of individuated societies? * associational relationships (associations): tribes are based upon association * individual self: concept of self * secular: most of our relationships are secular in nature, driven by reason * Modern: nation form the tribalism- modern state for individualism * reason and laws * City 9. What are the characteristics of the modern nation? How is it tribal? * People * Common Culture * Ethnic, religious, racial, language similarities * Consciousness/Identity with that culture 10. What are the characteristics of the modern state? How is it individuated? * People * Territory * Government * Sovereignty o The sovereign state gets to define what terrorism is. Individuated/state: group of people who live in the territory of the government that possesses sovereignty. a. sovereign state- a monopoly over the weapons of force. 11. What are the strengths and weaknesses of tribal societies? * Strengths o Sense of belonging and identity o Expresses social nature of human beings, especially familial ties. o Affords protection and security * Weaknesses
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o Ethnocentric o Out group/In group + Causes violence o No particular respect for individual o Genocide 12. What are the strengths and weaknesses of individuated political societies? * Strengths o Rational a. Law- looks objective even though it is not. * Ordered
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This note was uploaded on 07/26/2010 for the course POLI POLI 1001 taught by Professor Eubanks during the Fall '07 term at LSU.

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PolisciEXAMREVIEW - 1 What is the principle of subjectivity an awareness of self rise of consciousness of others self and entrainment rational

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