POLI SCI 1 STUDY GUIDE
Straight up Naziwas captured once Nazis lost WWII in 1945
After WWII Nazis put into reeducation campsif did not obey could hold any
type of public office, write any articles, or be a professor (Schmitt did not)
PolSci 1: Concept of the Political
Schmitt leading political theorist in the Nazi party
o The political is distinctive from other forms of human activity,
different from the other realms of human activity
Biggest mistake that we
What does Schmitt claim are the relevant extremes that define the political?
The specific political distinction to which political actions and motives can be reduced is
that between friend and enemy (26)
Independent of morality, aesthetics, or economics
- talks about freedom being important
- Talks about life not being a matter of moral virtue but pursuing things that you desire.
- first one to say human beings are equal.
- if you agree with everything I just said the type of government that you
Defining the Political
Section: Tuesday 12pm
Generally, people directly link politics and the state suggesting that its certain values such
as the states morals and economics also relate to its politics. However, in his book The
Politics is often assumed to be in direct association with institutions such as government,
economics or morality, when in reality it is a concept completely independent of these structures.
Carl Schmitt in The Concept of the Political defines the polit
What makes an Ideal Ruler and their City
Section: Tuesday 12pm
An ideal ruler would most likely be characterized as someone who has his countrys best
interest at heart. However, as shown by both Plato and Machiavelli, each persons
POLS 1 Introduction to Political Philosophy
University of California Santa Barbara, Winter 2015
Syllabus Updated: January 2, 2015
Instructor: Thomas M Hughes, Ph.D.
Course Time: MWF 9:00-9:50
Course Location: LSB 1001
Nazi wanted to be leading legal theorist for the party
Refused to go through de-nazification and would not be aloud to
teach or write again, could be visited and talked to but no longer
Not necessarily a
Glaucon takes up the argument
Ring of cryges
Appearance vs R
Glaucon seems to want to know the truth for his own sake
Says I should go where the argument goe
In Platos The Republic, Plato speaks through the voice of his mentor, Socrates.
Throughout Platos dialogue, he seeks to answer two fundamental questions: what exactly is
justice, and for what reason should people be just in the first place? After much deb