Lecture_Outline_for_the_Normative_and_Empirical_Study_of_Politics

Lecture_Outline_for_ - A Act of a Certain Kind B Agent knows what he/she is doing C Act is chosen D Act is chosen for its own sake E Act springs

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Lecture Outline for the Normative and Empirical Study of Politics I. Aristotle on Human Activity A. Instrumental Activity B. Intrinsic Activity C. Politics as Intrinsic Activity 1. Not for study by the young. 2. Complex and Imprecise II. Politics Seeks the Good/Happiness A. Self-Sufficient Good B. The Good is Social C. The Good is Attainable III. What is the Good? Aristotle’s Ethics are Virtue Ethics, as opposed to Consequentialist and Deontological ethics. A. Activity of the Soul in Accordance with Virtue B. Spoudaios C. Complete Life IV. Nature of the Soul A. Irrational Components 1. Vegetative 2. Instinctive B. Rational Components 1. Reason 2. Memory 3. Language V. Intellectual and Moral Virtues A. Intellectual Virtues are Taught B. Moral Virtues are Habituated VI. Principles of Virtuous Action
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Unformatted text preview: A. Act of a Certain Kind B. Agent knows what he/she is doing C. Act is chosen D. Act is chosen for its own sake E. Act springs from an unchangeable character VII. Internal vs. External Particularity VIII. The Mean A. Avoidance of Excess and Deficiency B. Sophrosyne IX. City Needs Philosopher – Philosopher Needs the City X. Justice – Sum of the Virtues A. General Justice B. Particular Justice 1. Distributive 2. Retributive XI. Constitutions A. Classification B. Normative C. Empirical XI. Political Economics and Justice XII. The Mixed Constitution XII. Normative & Empirical Inquiries A. Definitions B. Empirical Research Design 1. Hypothesis 2. Operational Definitions 3. Independent & Dependent Variables 4. Correlations 5. Explanation...
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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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