Political PhilosophyPolitical PhilosophyLit. DeicisionsLit. Deicisions
Mr. KottMr. Kott
Political Quotes…Political Quotes… What is Political Philosophy?What is Political Philosophy? BRIEF History of Politics Medieval-BRIEF History of Politics Medieval-
CurrentCurrent Current Political PhilosophiesCurrent Political Philosophies U.S. Political PhilosophyU.S. Political Philosophy
What is Political Philosophy?What is Political Philosophy?
The study of questions about the city, The study of questions about the city, government, politics, liberty, justice, government, politics, liberty, justice, property, rights, laws, and enforcement of property, rights, laws, and enforcement of a legal code by authority.a legal code by authority.
Three Central Concerns:Three Central Concerns: Political EconomyPolitical Economy Demands of Justice in Distribution of Demands of Justice in Distribution of
PunishmentPunishment Rules of truth and evidence that determine the Rules of truth and evidence that determine the
judgement in law.judgement in law.
Medieval PeriodMedieval Period
Divine Right of KingsDivine Right of Kings ChristianityChristianity
Renaissance PeriodRenaissance Period
A shift occurs… A shift occurs… Humanism:Humanism: A A displacement of the “other worldly” displacement of the “other worldly” values of the middle ages in favor of values of the middle ages in favor of a belief in the potential of humanity a belief in the potential of humanity in this world.in this world.
European Age of EnlightenmentEuropean Age of Enlightenment A more radical look at the A more radical look at the
By what right or need do By what right or need do people form states?people form states?
What is the best form of What is the best form of government?government?
Government= Government= a specific group of people who occupied, and indeed still occupy the institutions of the state, and create the laws and ordinances by which the people, themselves included, would be bound
State= a set of enduring institutions through which power would be distributed and its use justified
Industrialization & Modern EraIndustrialization & Modern Era Urbanization & Urbanization &