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Classical liberalism- 18 th c attacks medieval traditional view that you had a place in society due to ascriptive characteristics (through your birth) replaced with meritocracy by what you have accomplished in life; rights as an individual; medieval- values and beliefs come from religion- basic principles we accept; Locke- different religions could live harmoniously; emphasizes a skeptical view of human knowledge; needs to have open and free discussion- you arrive closer to the truth over time- have avenues open; no “thought crimes” Cultural Critical Discourse be able to say whatever you want Republicanism- diffusion of power- lots of people can participate Non Socrates wanted consecration, Confucius wanted people who were virtuous Mixed form of government No small group rules liberty is important government by consent of the governed power set in the laws, not in the individuals In History- o Roman Republic- 509BC founding until 45BC
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course PSC 110 taught by Professor Steinel during the Spring '11 term at GWU.

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