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Title      : MPS-11 Western Political Thought
Subject      : Political Science
copyright © 2018   : Karnataka State Open University
Author      : KSOU
Publisher      : Karnataka State Open University
Chapters/Pages      : 30/495
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Nature, Characteristics and Importance Total views (315)  
I am happy you have become a student of Political Science. I am sure, soon you will also be very happy as you start understanding it. Political Science is a systematic study of the exciting world of Politics. Politics is an exciting world because it deals with high values like Justice, Law, Order, Liberty, Equality and Institutions like State, Government, kings, Presidents, Prime ministers, Legisl ......
Pages: 12
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Plato- Life, Works, Theory of Justice-Ideal State Total views (316)  
What is Gangothri to River Ganga, Plato is the same to Western Philosophy in general and political philosophy in particular. He is called the "philosopher's philosopher", "The symbol of philosophy", and in political philosophy he is called the "First political philosopher".
Pages: 20
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Plato's Views on Education and Communism Total views (316)  
Plato conceives there a rule of wisdom. Therefore, he wants the philosopher-kings to rule. Plato is a through planner. To produce such philosopher-rulers apart from eugenics i.e., the science and Scheme of arranged marriages between right male and a right female, to produce an able and strong child, he plans an elaborate scheme of education and a communist i.e., a community life without private, p ......
Pages: 13
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Aristotle - Life, Works, His views on State, on Family Total views (316)  
Aristotle was another major political thinker of ancient Greece. He was a student of Plato and made equally important and famous contributions to both political philosophy and political science. To 'Political Science' as such, he made more contributions than Plato.
Pages: 18
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Aristotle on Citizenship, Slavery, Property, Best state, Revolution and Classification of Governments Total views (300)  
We specifically focused on and understood his views on State and Family. In this Unit No.5 we will continue the discussion on Aristotle and learn his views on other important topics such as citizenship, slavery, property, best state, Revolution and classification of governments in that order.
Pages: 15
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Greek Contributions to Political Thought Total views (303)  
This unit deals with the overall nature, scope and contributions of Greeks to political thought. This helps us to understand briefly and comprehensively the entire contribution of Greeks-especially even of those political thinkers and schools not included in the above lessons-to political ideas in particular and political life in general.
Pages: 17
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Epicureans and Cynics Total views (303)  
The death of Aristotle in 322 marked the end of an era with regard to both the Greek politics and the Greek political philosophy. In politics it was the end of the Greek city, state and its replacement by empire state.
Pages: 13
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Nature and Importance of Roman Political Thought Total views (305)  
Unlike Greeks, the Roman world was bereft of any major political philosophers. The two names quite often referred to in the political philosophy such as Polybius and Cicero were not even a match to the political philosophers of Greece. Interestingly, Polybius was not a Roman in a practical sense; rather he was taken as a hostage who later on claimed every thing of Roman as supreme. Incidentally, ......
Pages: 13
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POLYBIUS- Life, Origin of the State, Cyclical Theory of Government and Mixed Form of Government Total views (306)  
Credit should go to Polybius for transforming the history of Rome into a universal history and also to advocate mixed form of government as the best form of government. It was Polybius who believed in the inevitable laws of growth and decay.
Pages: 15
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CICERO- Life, State, Natural Law, Equality, Liberty, and Forms of Government Total views (302)  
Cicero, native Roman who extensively wrote on large number of issues such as rhetoric, history, literature, politics, law etc, was both a fascinating scholar as well a tragic one. In the latter case he became the victim of violent, political activities or the rivalry of his time. His work is fascinating for the simple reason that he used both discourse and didactic form in his various writings.
Pages: 18
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Jeremy Bentham-Life-Works-State- Theory of Utilitarianism- Reformation of Prison and Criminals Total views (291)  
Utilitarianism as an ethical and political theory is essentially a product of the English mind. Its psychological basis is the hedonism (seeking pleasure) of Epicurus, and it is essentially associated with Jeremy Bentham. The theory believes that man is social by nature and is always motivated in life chiefly by the desire to obtain happiness and avoid pain, and the happiness of each individual in ......
Pages: 14
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JS Mill-Life-Works-Liberty-Representative Government and Individualism Total views (289)  
During the days of Mill the policy of free trade i.e. Laissez Faire was being abandoned in favour of greater regulation by the State of the actions of the individual. At the same time due to the growth of democracy, the individual was getting lost in the society. Mill thought these changes were wrong and harmful for human development. He advocated that every individual should develop on his own ......
Pages: 14
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TH Green-Life-Works-Philosophy of Rights- Theory of Rights-Political Obligation- Individualism Total views (291)  
The Laissez- faire theory made it difficult for men with small or middle sized resources to survive in competition with wealthy rivals. According to Watkins, "In practice the free markets were an obstacle to the economic self-expression of all but a limited number of its original devotees. For them no less than for the representatives of other social groups it failed to serve as a vehicle of natur ......
Pages: 11
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JWF Hegel-Life-Works-Dialectical Method-Theory Of State-Liberty-Sovereignty and Government Total views (287)  
In order to understand the political thought of Hegel, it is necessary to go through the background of Hegel and Germany's experience during the days of Hegel and earlier to it. The French Revolution of 1789 brought Napoleon to power in France. The Philosophy of French individualism and the Rights of Man, more than French power seemed to threaten the foundations of the established order in the Eur ......
Pages: 17
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Nature and Importance of Medieval Political Thought Total views (226)  
There was no place for religion as such in the ancient Greek political thought, nor in the ancient Roman political ideas. Paganism and other forms of worship were in order. The birth of Christianity brought in its wake a new force, which could not be ignored in political ideas and developments. At first the Christian religion was met with opposition, later it was accepted and finally it was made t ......
Pages: 12
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Conciliar Movement Total views (218)  
Intellectual efforts to restore the Roman Church to its original functions of a strictly ecclesiastical institution and purification of the Roman Church which had become obnoxious on 'account of corruption debanchery and arrogant: these two tasks were the purposes of the conciliar movement.
Pages: 12
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Feudalism Total views (220)  
Feudalism in form or another prevailed in various parts of the world. In the West/Europe it existed for nearly five hundred years until the end of the middle ages or the emergence of a new age, Renaissance. It existed in China Japan and Egypt too. In India its variant had been in existence for a long time. The fact that we do not have a proper equivalent term for feudalism may suggest that our sy ......
Pages: 8
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Machiavelli - Life Works and Human Nature Total views (219)  
Machiavelli is the product of the Renaissance. It was during his times that changes of great importance were taking place in Europe. The Renaissance was bringing about social. Political and intellectual changes. Feudalism was coming to an end and Individualism was getting its due place. With Machiavelli middle ages come to a close and political philosophy entered a new phase. In other words. moder ......
Pages: 18
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Morality and Religion Total views (214)  
The word Morality is not a new one. It was prominently used by Greek philosophers. The Greek philosopher like Plato did not separate morality/ ethics from politics, and society from the state. Plato said that state was moral institution.
Pages: 17
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State and forms of Government Total views (217)  
Machiavelli had very clear views about the state. He was very clear in his views that the state must expand or it will simply shrink and die. In the making of the state, law givers and legislators have big role to play.
Pages: 18
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Life and Works, Human Nature, State of Nature Total views (212)  
This unit deals with the issues of human nature and state of nature expounded by one of the greatest political philosophers, Thomas Hobbes. This unit also deals with the life and work of Thomas Hobbes. It begins with an introduction to the notion of social contract.
Pages: 15
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Social Contract, Sovereignty and Forms of Government Total views (215)  
The Theory of Social Contract is a theory that defines the relationship between people or the individuals on the one hand and the government on the other. It also explains how the state came into being through the contract. Nonetheless this theory imposes certain mutual obligations on the parties concerned.
Pages: 16
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John Locke- Life, Works, State of Nature and Social Contract Total views (217)  
This. unit deals with four important aspects of the political ideas of John Locke, one of the well-known contractualists: His Life, works, state of Nature, and Social Contract.
Pages: 14
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Natural Rights, Sovereignty, State and Individualism Total views (209)  
This unit deals with three important issues that Locke raised Natural Rights, Sovereignty, State, and individualism.
Pages: 13
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J.J.Rousseau Life, Works, State of Nature, Social Contract Total views (218)  
This unit deals with the life, works, the State of Nature and Social Contract as expounded by J.J. Rousseau, one of the greatest political philosophers of 18th century who influenced French Revolution of his time.
Pages: 14
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General Will, Sovereignty, Liberty, Equality and Law Total views (213)  
This Unit deals with the issues of General Will, Sovereignty, Liberty, Equality and Law as expounded by J.J.Rousseau.
Pages: 17
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Edmund Burke Total views (205)  
Edmund Burke is one of the important philosophers. Perhaps the most influential and certainly the most eloquent spokesman for the conservative reaction to the age of enlightenment was Edmund Burke. He is remembered for his studied opposition to the French Revolution. Also, he is remembered for his attack, in the British Parliament, on the corrupt British rulers in India.
Pages: 18
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Karl Marx (1818 - 1883) Total views (208)  
The greatness of Marx is difficult to estimate. Marxian philosophy shook the world. Marx was independent, stubborn and ruthless in his rationalism. He was a pioneer in relating political and social phenomena to their economic substructure. The important thing about the works of Marx was not its originality, but its synthetic power.
Pages: 33
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Lenin Total views (206)  
In the late 19th and early 20th century, world capitalism entered it is said its last, imperialist stage of development. Free competition in capitalist society was replaced by the rule of the monopolies and finance capital. The exploitation of the working people and social inequality were greatly increased.
Pages: 25
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Harold. J.Laski (1893 - 1950) Total views (207)  
Harold J Laski is considered as one of the greatest political thinkers of the first half of the twentieth century. His popularity reached its zenith 1910-1945: In fact, it was described as the age of Laski. No other has a greater capacity to open debates and at the same time to commit himself in a demonstration of responsible thinking by taking a definite stand (Current Biography - 1941, p. 494).
Pages: 35
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