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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Unit 1: Introduction to Part I of the Course

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 34 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Lecture 1.1: Political Institutions & Starting Positions7m
Lecture 1.2: Peace & Problem Solving8m
Lecture 1.3: Choice Points in Designing a State12m
4 readings
Syllabus10m
Networks10m
Grading10m
Argumentative Reflections10m
1 practice exercise
Introduction30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Unit 2: Happiness and Welfare

5 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 134 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
12 videos
Lecture 2.1.0: Happiness, Thomas Hobbes & the State of Nature10m
Lecture 2.1.1: Happiness, Thomas Hobbes & Escaping the State of Nature10m
Lecture 2.2: Happiness, Welfare & the Scope of the State6m
Lecture 2.3.0: Happiness, John Stuart Mill & the Harm Principle9m
Lecture 2.3.1: Happiness & the Harm Principle18m
Lecture 2.4: A More Constructive Role for the State in Promoting Happiness4m
Lecture 2.5: Promoting Happiness: Collective Action Problems, Public Goods, and Free Riding14m
Lecture 2.6.0: Promoting Happiness: The Epistemic Power of the State13m
Lecture 2.6.1: Promoting Happiness: The Epistemic Power of Deliberation7m
Lecture 2.6.2: Promoting Happiness: The Epistemic Power of Large Numbers14m
Lecture 2.7: Promoting Happiness: Law & Development17m
7 readings
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Happiness and Welfare30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Unit 3: Justice

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 134 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Lecture 3.1.0: Distributive Justice & Utilitarianism11m
Lecture 3.1.1: Distributive Justice: Problems with Utilitarianism21m
Lecture 3.2.0: Justice: The Capabilities Approach9m
Lecture 3.2.1: Justice: The Ten Central Human Capabilities22m
Lecture 3.3: Justice: Nozick's Entitlement Theory14m
Lecture 3.4.0: Justice: Rawls's Theory of Justice13m
Lecture 3.4.1: Justice: Rawls & The Original Position15m
Lecture 3.4.2: Justice: Rawls & The Two Principles of Justice16m
3 readings
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Justice30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Unit 4: Equality

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 79 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Lecture 4.1.0: Equality as a Constraint: Legal & Political Equality13m
Lecture 4.1.1: Equality as a Constraint: Re-Examining Political Equality13m
Lecture 4.2: Equality as an Objective: Introduction to Egalitarianism21m
Lecture 4.3: Equality: Connections Between Material & Political Equality19m
3 readings
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
Relevant Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Equality30m

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