Political Science Notes
Sophocles (496 B.C.E.)
Oedipus Cycle is produced independently
Oedipus and Jocasta are man and wife
o They are also son and mother
o He doesnt know this when he marries her
o They have four children
Political Science 1001
I. The Origins of Political Consciousness
A. The Principle of Subjectivity & the Homeless Spirit
a. The critical understanding of who we are
b. Our social existence can be characterized as tribal
Exam 1 Review Questions
1. What is the principle of subjectivity?
A recognition of the self as an individual autonomist entity
2. What is political consciousness?
The search for (moral) order in a self conscious, deliberate, rational
Prelude~ The Aporetic Method of
Aporetic - an express of doubt.
Used in rhetoric.
You teach & learn by asking questions one
Pursuing the Puzzle of the Good:
Aristotle on Human Activity:
Instrumental Activity- acti
Introduction to Greek Tragedy
The Critical Perspective of the Tragedians
a. We see conflict, instability
b. Tragic dramas were presented in Athens every year in
the theater of Dionysus
c. At this festival, all activities would stop for