Lecture 2 PPT

Lecture 2 PPT - August 31, 2011 Announcements: • American...

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Unformatted text preview: August 31, 2011 Announcements: • American Heritage sections cannot be added with an add/drop card. All enrollment in the class must be done via Route Y. – Add/Drop deadline is Monday, September 12th by 5:00 pm • International Sections Available: Sections 44, 45, 46 – Must be cleared through the American Heritage office 166 SWKT. • Labs begin this week. Check Route Y for your scheduled lab (Thursday or Friday). – Must attend the lab you are registered for! • Essay #1 due Thursday, September 8th or Friday, September 9th • Holiday: No Class on Monday, September 5th due to the holiday. – Next lecture is Wednesday, September 7th Today’s Objectives • Identify the ―Big‖ Questions • Identify some of the assumptions individuals make to answer the ―Big‖ Questions. – Understand the connection between assumptions about human nature and government. • Begin to explore the standards by which to answer the ―Big‖ Questions. 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? Potential Concerns • We need to cooperate. – But our interests conflict. • We want freedom. – But not anarchy (so we need some order). Big Question #1 • How can we design a government that resolves conflicting interests and fosters beneficial cooperation while maintaining order and liberty? Big Question #2 • What assumptions should we make about human nature when trying to answer Big Question #1? Question #1?...
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Lecture 2 PPT - August 31, 2011 Announcements: • American...

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