Yale University

Moral Foundations of Politics

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Ian Shapiro

Instructor: Ian Shapiro

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There are 8 modules in this course

Welcome to the course. Meet your instructor and learn about the structure of the course and what makes it distinctive.

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3 videos3 readings

This module explores what makes a government legitimate. More specifically, was the Third Reich illegitimate and was Eichmann breaking some kind of higher law here?

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5 videos4 readings1 quiz

Classical and neoclassical utilitarianism are examined in this module starting with the historical context. Professor Shapiro then shifts to the contemporary debates as they relate to politics today.

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16 videos4 readings1 quiz

This module on Marx's Enlightenment theory focuses on the foundations of capitalism theory and its major weaknesses.

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10 videos5 readings1 quiz

This module looks at classical formulations of the Social Contract Tradition, locating them in historical context, but then shifts to the contemporary debates as they relate to politics today.

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13 videos8 readings1 quiz

This module looks at classical formulations of the Social Contract Tradition, locating them in historical context, but then shifts to the contemporary debates as they relate to politics today.

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10 videos3 readings1 quiz

This module explores the rejection of Enlightenment political thinking, again exploring both classical and contemporary formulations.

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8 videos4 readings1 quiz

This module deals with the nature of, and justifications for, democratic politics, and their relations to Enlightenment and Anti-Enlightenment political thinking.

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13 videos13 readings1 quiz

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Ian Shapiro
Yale University
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