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When do governments deserve our allegiance, and when should they be denied it? This course explores the main answers that have been given to this question in the modern West. We start with a survey of the major political theories of the Enlightenment: Utilitarianism, Marxism, and the social contract tradition. In each case, we begin with a look at classical formulations, locating them in historical context, but then shift to the contemporary debates as they relate to politics today. Next, we turn to the rejection of Enlightenment political thinking, again exploring both classical and contemporary formulations. The last part of the course deals with the nature of, and justifications for, democratic politics, and their relations to Enlightenment and Anti-Enlightenment political thinking. In addition to exploring theoretical differences among the various authors discussed, considerable attention is devoted to the practical implications of their competing arguments. To this end, we discuss a variety of concrete problems, including debates about economic inequality, affirmative action and the distribution of health care, the limits of state power in the regulation of speech and religion, and difficulties raised by the emerging threat of global environmental decay....

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MS

16 de sep. de 2015

excellant work dont by Dr Ian Shapiro and staff on putting such a mind turning,thought provoking MOOC on a complex and ever controversial subject known as POLITICS!..I hope to see more from them soon

SS

1 de jul. de 2020

The lectures are easy to understand, the reading materials informative. I thoroughly enjoyed this course and any beginner will be able to grasp the technicalities of Moral Politics after this Course.

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por Nandha G

29 de jul. de 2019

Very interesting course

por Andres H

20 de mar. de 2017

This course is awesome!

por Asif S B

4 de oct. de 2015

Ian Shapiro is amazing!

por ABHIJIT B

4 de jun. de 2021

Extremely Satisfied,”

por Lorraine C L

20 de jun. de 2020

Deep and enlightening.

por Luis A

2 de jun. de 2020

It was a great course!

por Maria T

10 de oct. de 2015

Is a very good course.

por Cherrie W S

11 de oct. de 2020

interesting module !!

por Dorcas L

12 de sep. de 2020

Highly recommended!!!

por Lobsang R

20 de ago. de 2020

It was very enriching

por MATHEUS H M O S G P

18 de jun. de 2021

Dankeschön Für Alle.

por suraj k s

21 de abr. de 2021

Very useful coursera

por Lamiya M

8 de feb. de 2021

So great! Thank you!

por PATEL K

1 de sep. de 2020

very engaging course

por MARIA P S R

2 de ago. de 2020

un curso excepcional

por Natalia v r

13 de jun. de 2020

Excellent proffesor!

por Marcos L D G

27 de may. de 2020

An excellent course!

por Abdulaziz S B

3 de dic. de 2019

That is an excellent

por Kirsten B

27 de dic. de 2021

​High level course!

por ELIAS P N

12 de feb. de 2021

Thank you Coursera!

por Tejavath K P

15 de sep. de 2020

I have learnt it ..

por Ryan C

7 de sep. de 2020

Outstanding course!

por Dilshod M

4 de feb. de 2016

Thank you very much

por Elser L Y

10 de sep. de 2021

V​ery informative.

por MANUEL S

26 de dic. de 2020

I love this course