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  • Caribbean Political Philosophy

    DEGREE: B.Sc Political Science and Economics LECTURER: Dr. Tennyson Joseph DATE: 22ND November 2013. Identify and discuss the central themes of Gordon Lewis’ Main Currents in Caribbean Thought‚ Paget Henry’s Caliban’s Reason‚ Rex Nettleford’s “The Battle for Space” and Charles W. Mill’s Blackness Visible and explain the manner in which these works assist in your understanding of the characteristic features‚ concerns and content of Caribbean political thought? ABSTRACT Western Political Philosophy

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  • Political Philosophy and Individualism

    Individualism is the moral stance‚ political philosophy‚ ideology‚ or social outlook that emphasizes "the moral worth of the individual". Individualists promote the exercise of one’s goals and desires and so value independence and self-reliance and advocate that interests of the individual should achieve precedence over the state or a social group‚ while opposing external interference upon one’s own interests by society or institutions such as the government. Individualism makes the individual

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  • Comparing Political Philosophies

    Comparing Political Philosophy Theories PHI/105 04/26/2013 Daniel Chadwick Comparing Political Philosophy Theories Write a 350- to 500-word paper describing three of the following political philosophy theories: Social contract or contractarian (use at least two philosophers in your description) Classic liberalism or libertarianism (use at least two philosophers in your description) Marxism (use at least one philosopher in your description) Communitarians (use at least one philosopher

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  • Ancient Political Philosophy

    Central Questions of Philosophy Political Philosophy 7/8/2013 What is Philosophy? The Central Questions of PhilosophyPolitical Philosophy • Value – Ethics (Good‚ Evil‚ Right‚ Wrong‚ Justice) • Political Philosophy – Aesthetics (Beauty) • Reality – Metaphysics (Cosmology‚ Ontology) • Knowledge – Epistemology (Theory of Knowledge) PHI 7100 History of Philosophy: The Classical Philosophers ©2013 Richard Legum – all rights reserved 1 What is Philosophy? Political Philosophy Some central

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  • Political Philosophy and Aristotle

    collectivist believes that the needs of society as a whole are more important than the needs of the individual. On the other hand‚ Aristotle would have been a supporter of individualism. Individualism refers to the philosophy that an individual should have freedom in his or her economic and political pursuits. In contrast to collectivism‚ individualism stresses that the interests of the individual should take precedence over the interests of the state. You could say that Aristotle believed in democracy.

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  • Political Philosophy and Plato

    SOCRATES Socrates 469 BC–399 BC‚ was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher. Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy‚ he is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of later classical writers‚ especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon‚ and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes. Many would claim that Plato’s dialogues are the most comprehensive accounts of Socrates to survive from antiquity. Through his portrayal in Plato’s dialogues‚ Socrates has

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  • Political Philosophy and Paine

    of ’liberty’ in Paine’s thought? Equality? What is the relationship between the two? The meaning of liberty in Paine’s thought was the state of being free within society from cruel limits enforced by authority on one’s way of life‚ behavior‚ or political views. He described equality as the state of being equal in positions‚ rights‚ and opportunities. The relationship between the two is that they work hand-in-hand because everyone should have equal rights. 4. According to Paine‚ why is there a need

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  • Political Philosophy and Machiavelli

    they must have the means to start a war. Machiavelli makes the point in his essay that people are ultimately naïve and easily manipulated and that in order to be an exceptional leader‚ you must be unafraid to do what’s necessary to survive the political wilderness. This is not to say that you should go about your power abusing it because you have the power to‚ but rather use it in situations when it is necessary. He also says that it is more important to be feared then loved but not too feared because

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  • Political Philosophy and Machiavelli

    all men were good‚ this teaching would not be good; but because they are wicked and do not observe faith with you‚ you also do not have to observe it with them" (69). Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince is arguably the most famous and controversial political science book of all time. Many think of Machiavelli as synonymous with evil. The father of the idea that the ends will always justify the means‚ the term Machiavellian has become connected with selfish‚ brutal‚ or immoral actions. Machiavelli

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  • Political Philosophy and Machiavelli

    Nicolo Machiavelli is a well known philosopher of the Italian Renaissance from the sixteenth century. The return of the Medici family in Florence in 1512 forced Machiavelli out of office‚ and he wrote The Prince after retiring from the public. The Prince is one of his most famous works‚ it describes the means by which a new leader may gain and maintain power. His ideas can be applied to new rulers ranging from a new principal to a new president of a new country. While discussing his ideas for new

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