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January 25, 2011 Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The education of the general mind never stops…What the tender poetic youth dreams, and prays, and paints today…shall presently be the resolutions of poublic bodies; then shall be carried as grievance and bill of rights through conflict and war, and then shall be triumphant law and establishment for a hundred years, until it gives place to turn to new prayers and pictures.” When to revolt? - Revolt is not protest. - Goes to the questions: o What is legitimate? o When does it cease? o What is justified? Where are we? - One week behind due to snow. - Today: Politics and Obedience o Williams o Hobbes/Locke o V and Mr. Smith - TR – Continue and begin “Amhersons” and “Into the Wild” Until Monday to take quiz!
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Unformatted text preview: Relations -We don’t want to go to jail. -Who do we think we are? We were brought up to accept things as we are. So Politics -Has an external dimension manifested in power exercised, in a democracy through laws, rules, norms and institutions. -An internal dimensions of belief. State of the Union -Persuasion -Public Appeal -Power Hobbes -State of Nature: False place people use for discussion. – Equality. -Problem o “and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” o In such condition there is no place for industry, because the fruit there of is uncertain. There is no culture of the earth, no navigation nor use of the commodities that can be imported by sea. No remove the buildings...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course POLI SCI 201 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UMass (Amherst).

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