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What is the purpose of government? Why should we have a State? What kind of State should we have? Even within a political community, there may be sharp disagreements about the role and purpose of government. Some want an active, involved government, seeing legal and political institutions as the means to solve our most pressing problems, and to help bring about peace, equality, justice, happiness, and to protect individual liberty. Others want a more minimal government, motivated, perhaps, by some of the disastrous political experiments of the 20th Century, and the thought that political power is often just a step away from tyranny. In many cases, these disagreements arise out of deep philosophical disagreements. All political and legal institutions are built on foundational ideas. In this course, we will explore those ideas, taking the political institutions and political systems around us not as fixed and unquestionable, but as things to evaluate and, if necessary, to change. We will consider the ideas and arguments of some of the world’s most celebrated philosophers, including historical thinkers such as Plato, Hugo Grotius, David Hume, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, and more contemporary theorists such as Michelle Alexander, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Bryan Caplan, Angela Davis, Ronald Dworkin, Jon Elster, John Hart Ely, H.L.A. Hart, Michael Huemer, Andrew Rehfeld, and Jeremy Waldron. The aim of the course is not to convince you of the correctness of any particular view or political position, but to provide you with a deeper and more philosophically-informed basis for your own views, and, perhaps, to help you better understand the views of those with whom you disagree....
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Cursos 100 % en línea

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Fechas límite flexibles

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Beginner Level

Nivel principiante

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Approx. 13 hours to complete

Sugerido: 4 hours/week...
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Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

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Introduction to Part II of the Course

An introduction to the course and to some of the fundamental problems in legal and political philosophy. ...
Reading
1 video (Total: 7 min), 4 readings
Reading4 lecturas
Syllabus10m
Networks10m
Grading10m
Argumentative Reflections10m
Week
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5 horas para completar

Political Community and Borders

This unit explores the issues of how our political communities are and should be defined. What is the basis of political community? Should we be allowed to change what political community we are a part of? If so, how easily?...
Reading
6 videos (Total: 95 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Lecture 6.1: Voluntarism & Political Community16m
Lecture 6.2: Alternatives to Voluntarism: Rehfeld's Random Constituencies18m
Lecture 6.3: Political Community, Cosmopolitanism & World Government12m
Lecture 6.4.0: Immigration & Exclusion16m
Lecture 6.4.1: Immigration, Exclusion & Open Borders19m
Reading5 lecturas
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
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Relevant Readings10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Political Community and Borders20m
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5 horas para completar

Representatives, Elections, and Lotteries

This unit examines how our political community, once defined, should make law and policy. Who should get to have a say? ...
Reading
8 videos (Total: 118 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
Lecture 7.1: The Case for Representatives15m
Lecture 7.2: The Case for Elected Representatives11m
Lecture 7.3.0: The Perils of Elected Representation: Part I14m
Lecture 7.3.1: The Perils of Elected Representation: Part II17m
Lecture 7.4.0: The Lottocracy18m
Lecture 7.4.1: The Promise of Lottocracy13m
Lecture 7.4.2: Concerns About Lottocracy21m
Reading5 lecturas
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
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Relevant Readings10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Representatives, Elections, and Lotteries18m
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3 horas para completar

Constitutions

This unit examines the role and importance of constitutions. Should we have a constitution? Why might we want one? What should be in it?...
Reading
8 videos (Total: 101 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Lecture 8.1: Constitutions as Limits13m
Lecture 8.2: The Mechanisms of Constitutional Limitations8m
Lecture 8.3.0: Pre-Commitment & Constitutional Authority17m
Lecture 8.3.1: Pre-Commitment Revisited7m
Lecture 8.4: Constitutions & Process Theory15m
Lecture 8.5.0: Constitutions, Judicial Review, & Constitutional Interpretation15m
Lecture 8.5.1: Constitutional Interpretation9m
Reading5 lecturas
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Constitutions18m

Instructor

Alexander Guerrero

Assistant Professor
Philosophy and Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Acerca de Rutgers the State University of New Jersey

Preguntas Frecuentes

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  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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