45+Week+5+Lecture+1-2 - China and Rome, Jesus Cult

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Unformatted text preview: IAS 45 Survey of World History Week 5 Lecture 1-2: Instructor: Joseph W.H. Lough Phone: 510.219.6569 • email: [email protected] Office Hours: Tues. 1-5 125 Stephens Hall GSIs: Rachel Brahinsky [email protected] Patrick Hazelton [email protected] Johntell Washington [email protected] Review • The Periclean Revolution: The Cradle of Democracy • Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War – The Causes of the War – The Debate at Sparta and Declaration of War – Inconvenient Truths • is your enemy your friend's enemy • Pericles' Funeral Oration Review • The Periclean Revolution: The Cradle of Democracy • Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War – The Plague – The complaint – The end of civil society • Socrates • Plato's Gorgias Review • Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Politics – what is the good life? • while individuals can be good alone, they can be the best only in community (polis ) with others • the end or goal (telos ) of human beings is to be the best : human beings are political animals – under what conditions can human beings be the best? • when they have enough, but not too much Review • Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Politics – under what conditions can human beings be the best? • when they are sufficiently mature – to have experienced the world – to be educated • to suffer from no material wants • to suffer from no physical disability • to enjoy a healthy and happy family • to work together actively for the public good Review • Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Politics – three ways of life • bovine existence—pleasure • contemplative existence—ideal, immaterial • active existence—politics • business? – the good life is fulfilled in politeia , public life • the realm of necessity (oikonomia ) is the material foundation for politeia (the realm of freedom) Review • Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Politics – the good life is fulfilled in politeia , public life • just as difference, hierarchy, and despotism are “natural” in the oikonomia , so substantial equality and mutual service on behalf of the polis (though non-existent in nature) “naturally” form the end and goal (telos ) of the politeia , the public sphere • yet, not all ways of oikonomia —getting wealth—are natural Review • Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Politics – the good life is fulfilled in politeia , public life • while all natural things have limits—some kinds of wealth getting (oikonomia ) appear boundless and so pervert all things they touch: – courage – war-making – health care Review • When are we talking about?...
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