Chevron Left
返回到 Revolutionary Ideas: Utility, Justice, Equality, Freedom

学生对 新泽西州立罗格斯大学 提供的 Revolutionary Ideas: Utility, Justice, Equality, Freedom 的评价和反馈

161 个评分


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, Aristotle, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, Mary Wollstonecraft, and John Stuart Mill; and more contemporary theorists such as Elizabeth Anderson, Isaiah Berlin, Thomas Christiano, Frantz Fanon, Amy Gutmann, Friedrich Hayek, Robert Nozick, Martha Nussbaum, Julius Nyerere, Ayn Rand, John Rawls, Peter Singer, and Kok-Chor Tan. 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....



Sep 19, 2021

I enjoyed the course. It brought me very interestingand newer ideas on Equality, Liberty and the reason why we sould have a State. I have already shared the course link with some colleagues.


Oct 6, 2021

This course actually helped me understand the vast ideologies of various political thinkers in a brief way. Thanks to the creator who made learning fun and easy.


1 - Revolutionary Ideas: Utility, Justice, Equality, Freedom 的 25 个评论(共 58 个)

创建者 F A M

Apr 1, 2019

创建者 Juan C

Nov 5, 2018

创建者 Deleted A

Apr 28, 2020

创建者 M T

Jun 7, 2020

创建者 Abdulaziz S B

Dec 7, 2019

创建者 Mohamad A T

Dec 8, 2019

创建者 Giselle J P

Jul 5, 2020

创建者 Annie V E

Dec 23, 2020

创建者 Mr. A T - L P S

May 7, 2020

创建者 Abdirashiid M W

Jun 16, 2020

创建者 justin b

Jun 25, 2020

创建者 John S

Sep 30, 2020

创建者 Charles S G

Dec 31, 2020

创建者 Mudit A

Aug 29, 2020

创建者 Suliman A

Jul 8, 2020

创建者 Shruti R

Jul 22, 2020

创建者 richard t

Sep 26, 2021

创建者 j j m b 1

Sep 7, 2021

创建者 Daniela E

Jul 23, 2020

创建者 Yver R

Jan 20, 2021

创建者 Corderro B

Jul 11, 2020

创建者 Tom M

Jan 17, 2021

创建者 Paulo J

Sep 20, 2021

创建者 ّOsama B

Jun 19, 2021


Oct 7, 2021