Introduction to Political Theory Notes

Introduction to Political Theory Notes - Ancient/Classical...

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Unformatted text preview: Ancient/Classical Political Theory o The Greeks Begins in Ancient Greece (circa 6 th century BCE) Pre Socrates Sophists (ex-Pythagorists) Golden Age of Ancient Athens (5 th-4 th centuries BCE) The polis and the good life (polis=city state) Socrates, Plato, Aristotle o The Romans Roman Republic Roman Empire (begins 2 nd century BCE) Schools of thought (both have Greek origins) The good life and virtue Stoicism- (Cierco, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius)-live life according to nature Epicureanism-(Lucretius) Medieval Political Theory o Christians, Arabs, and Jews Circa 4 th to 5 th centuries CE Christians Church and state Divine and natural law Augustine (354-430)-church father from North Africa Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274)-combined Aristotle with Christian teachings Arabs and Jews Reason and faith Aristotles influence Averroes (1126-1198)-Muslim born in Spain Moses Maimonides (1135-1204)-Jew born in Muslim Spain Transition to Modern Political Theory o Renaissance and Reformation 15 th and 15 th centuries CE...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course POLS 106 taught by Professor Morrell during the Fall '07 term at UConn.

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