Lecture 02 W12 post

Lecture 02 W12 post - Monday, January 9th Add/Drop deadline...

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Monday, January 9 th Add/Drop deadline is Wednesday, January 18th No Class Monday, January 16th Must have Citizenship Project approved by January 12 th or 13 th in lab
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THE HUMAN PREDICAMENT Human Predicament 2
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Outline for Today The problem of designing government Anarchy & tyranny Human predicament cycle Is escape possible? The Good Society Human Predicament 3
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Founding A conscious, deliberate act of creating a system of government. What concerns or problems might we face when deciding what kind of system of government to create?
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Important Concerns We need to cooperate. But our interests conflict. We want freedom. But not anarchy (so we need some order).
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Central Question of this Course: How can we design a government that resolves conflicting interests and fosters beneficial cooperation while maintaining order and liberty? Human Predicament 6
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On Government Power Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible
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