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1. Introduction: What is Political Philosophy?


1. Introduction: What is Political Philosophy?

Introduction to Political Philosophy (PLSC 114)

Professor Smith discusses the nature and scope of political philosophy. The oldest of the social sciences, the study of political philosophy must begin with the works of Plato and Aristotle, and examine in depth the fundamental concepts and categories of the study of politics. The questions which regimes are best? and what constitutes good citizenship? are posed and discussed in the context of Plato's Apology.

00:00 - Chapter 1. What Is Political Philosophy?
12:16 - Chapter 2. What Is a Regime?
22:19 - Chapter 3. Who Is a Statesman? What Is a Statesman?
27:22 - Chapter 4. What Is the Best Regime?

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website:

This course was recorded in Fall 2006.

Social and Political Philosophy Lecture #1: Introduction


Leo Strauss - An Introduction to Political Philosophy (Part 1)

This introductory course on Political Philosophy was taught at The University of Chicago (1965).

Lecture 1 - 00:00
Lecture 2 - 01:27:40
Lecture 3 - 02:58:14
Lecture 4 - 04:27:07
Lecture 5 - 06:06:39
Lecture 6-9 -

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Karl Marx remains deeply important today not as the man who told us what to replace capitalism with, but as someone who brilliantly pointed out certain of its problems. The School of Life, a pro-Capitalist institution, takes a look. For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop:
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“Most people agree that we need to improve our economic system somehow. It threatens our planet through excessive consumption, distracts us with irrelevant advertising, leaves people hungry and without healthcare, and fuels unnecessary wars. Yet we’re also often keen to dismiss the ideas of its most famous and ambitious critic, Karl Marx. This isn’t very surprising. In practice, his political and economic ideas have been used to design disastrously planned economies and nasty dictatorships. Frankly, the remedies Marx proposed for the ills of the world now sound a bit demented. He thought we should abolish private property. People should not be allowed to own things. At certain moments one can sympathise. But it’s like wanting to ban gossip or forbid watching television. It’s going to war with human behaviour. And Marx believed the world would be put to rights by a dictatorship of the proletariat; which does not mean anything much today. Openly Marxist parties received a total of only 1,685 votes in the 2010 UK general election, out of the nearly 40 million ballots cast…”

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POS 201: Lecture 1-Political Theory and Political Science

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Professor Gendler explains the interdisciplinary nature of the course: work from philosophy, psychology, behavioral economics, and literature will be brought to bear on the topic of human nature. The three main topics of the course are introduced--happiness and flourishing, morality, and political philosophy--and examples of some of the course's future topics are discussed.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction and Course Overview
11:30 - Chapter 2. First Example of Course Topics: the Ring of Gyges
16:29 - Chapter 3. Second Example of Course Topics: Trolley problems
23:07 - Chapter 4. Third Example of Course Topics: Procrastination
29:45 - Chapter 5. What Is Distinctive about This Course

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website:

This course was recorded in Spring 2011.


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