Part 1 The Relevance of Political Theory

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1/13/11 Political Theory The „unscientific“ part of political science. Deals with normative and qualitative questions. Is part of the realm of philosophy.
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1/13/11 The uniqueness of man The Zoon Politikon (Aristotle), that has the ability to build its own society. Desires beyond Life and Death. A „naturally“ religious mind (Carl G. Jung)
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1/13/11 Theory serves The purpose of finding organizational principals. The search for the most pressing problems of our times and possible solutions. As a lens through which we perceive
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1/13/11 Why Theory? “The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed, the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct
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1/13/11 Political Theory Is based on scepticism as the foundation of knowledge and the other way round. Is not static => just like there is no permanence in history, there is no permanence in political theory. As societies change, so do theories.
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1/13/11 Theory tries to explain! They who can give up essential liberty
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2011 for the course PS ps 240 taught by Professor Ralphschoellhammer during the Spring '10 term at Kentucky.

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