Intro to Political Theory

Intro to Political Theory - Intro to Political Theory...

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Intro to Political Theory 1/18/11 - Political Theory is not political history, public policy, or constitutional law - Political philosophy might be described as a perspective to view other fields - The field can be divided into roughly 4 segments - Classical Political Philosophy - Medieval Political Thought - Modern Political Philosophy - Contemporary Political Theory Themes - Authority, Justice, Equality, Liberty 1.The Birth of rational Thought in the sixth century BC - Logos was for the first time freed from myth - Anthropomorphism of nature (sky, earth, sea) or a historical account of nature (family of the gods) - Abstractions of externally active powers, both divine and natural, accounts of the deep structure of reality etc. She is clearly incompetent and fucking retarded and its only day two. Dear god kill me - Pre Socratic Thinkers - Scientists tried to focus on the logic of the cosmos (eg Pythagoras, everything can be understood numerically) - Sophists, used the logic of words, worked for money as teachers of
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2011 for the course INTRO TO P 291 taught by Professor Swanson during the Spring '11 term at BU.

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