POSC 370 ~ October 28th, 2015
Hobbes, Leviathan Part I
- Theres a level of relativity with Machiavelli, not absolutism
- Self-governance and habituation v. A sovereign ruling subjects
- Constitution of each person v. Constitution of each princ
POSC 370 Notes ~ September 14th, 2015
The Iliad, Books 20-24
Greeks were in touch with one another
Hekuba reminds Hektor that his life wasnt merely his Respect this
Why didnt Hektor take his chance to escape?
- Did it have to do with pride?
POSC 370 ~ November 2nd, 2015
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes, Part II
Keep a running list of state of nature for Hobbes, things that distinguish it, criteria
Hobbes will stand out from the other two
Is the state of nature disho
POSC 370 Notes ~ October 26th, 2015
The Prince, Machiavelli
Machiavelli used The Prince to try to set up a regime, a proper code of
o Machiavellis Prince can be ethical according to his standards, while
still being unethical according to oth
POSC 370 ~ October 21st, 2015
The Prince by Machiavelli, Book 1-13
Machiavelli broke away from writing Discourses to write The Prince
- Discourses is where he wrote about republics
- The Prince is the more well-known work
- Sometimes thought of as the fir
POSC 370 ~ October 19th, 2015
Aristotles Nicomachean Ethics, Books IX-X
There is always a definite relationship between ethics and politics
How easily are we distracted and how much habituation is needed to overcome
o Is distraction a mist
POSC 370 Notes ~ October 5th, 2015
The Republic, Book IX-X
What is the point of the city?
What do we have an image of?
o Nobility? Virtue? The proper soul?
Are The Republic and The Iliad as different as they appear?
Whats the difference between
POSC 370 Notes ~ October 12th, 2015
Aristotles Nicomachean Ethics, Books III-IV
Temperance is important for the many in particular (in the ideal city)
Practical side of wisdom (prudence) is most important for the people who must go
POSC 370 ~ September 23rd, 2015
The Republic, Book V
Ruler and auxiliary are different, but theyre both guardians
Justice is not legal rational authority
o Its an idea of Right, connected to power
Is Odysseus just?
o When hes lying to the Thracians?
POSC 370 Notes ~ September 28th, 2015
The Republic, Books 6-7
What is the Form of the Good?
- The essence of things
Parmenides What is is, and what isnt isnt
Book 6 is an argument about ontology
Plato wants to be able to say something definite about the G