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About the Course

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....

Top reviews

MS
Sep 16, 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
Jul 1, 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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By Prateek A

Nov 6, 2021

AMAZING EXPERIENCE FROM THE COURSE .

By Alfarel W O

Apr 5, 2021

it's good to know about the politics

By Adan V

Sep 14, 2020

so much info made easy to understand

By Alishir B

Apr 25, 2020

Great,useful,wonderful course/Thanks

By Munira Q E q

Oct 1, 2020

The most Interesting Course for me!

By Vinícius P d S

Apr 1, 2020

Great lectures and engaging format.

By JINGYUE H

Aug 2, 2019

very clear and coherent explanation

By Zhi L

Jan 11, 2018

Very Informative and Very Inspring!

By Mehdi F

Apr 8, 2020

very interesting and useful course

By kalaichelvan94

Sep 17, 2016

Comprehensive and Illuminating !!!

By Clarissa P

Jul 8, 2016

An inspiring and informing course.

By MAURICIO W

Jun 30, 2016

Very insightful, deep, fascinating

By BERRONES O W V

Oct 28, 2020

Congratulations excellent course.

By I�igo F F

Oct 10, 2020

Excelente curso. Muy recomendable

By KENIO A D F E

Sep 20, 2020

¡Excelente curso! Muchas gracias!

By Ni N

Aug 1, 2020

an impressively systematic course

By Guerrero G J J

Jun 15, 2020

Muy buen curso. Bastante completo

By Nelson D M B

Jun 8, 2020

Excelente curso. Recomendado 100%

By Potu s

May 28, 2020

so much helpful moral foundations

By Jorge G

May 24, 2020

Gracias por este excelente curso.

By Isabella L

May 22, 2020

loved the course! I learned a lot

By Zhong S

Dec 9, 2015

very well-designed and conducted.

By Zhang J

Jan 8, 2021

Great lectures, great professor.

By UZORECHI I C

Oct 1, 2020

THE COURSE IS A VERY HELPFUL ONE