Political Philosophy (September 7: Political Obligation (Transactional…
September 7: Political Obligation
Natural duty (general, non-voluntary)
Transactional (special, voluntary)
Reciprocity (received vs accepted)
Associative (special, non-voluntary)
Aug 22: Introduction
International Law says...
Res communis (common stuff)
Ports and stuff
Res nulls (no claims)
But states have tried to place everything within the first three for all time
Main points of "political philosophy"
How is the state legitimized and justified?
What can citizens do to help themselves?
How could things improve/digress? What makes society "good" and its laws "just"
What do states owe each other? International groups? Human concerns? International political philosophy
can one state legit aid another group that is actively trying to secede from their group?
August 24: Justifying the State
August 29: War and Sovereignty
August 31: Dilemmas and Solutions
September 5: The Limited State
September 12: The Socratic Position
September 14: The Socratic Position (Part 2)