The principle contribution of Plato and Aristotle to the discipline of Political Science
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The principle contribution of Plato and Aristotle to the discipline of Political Science. Was in the area of normative theory was essentially in the field of public law was in their belief in democratic government was in the area of power politics 1. According to Aristotle.
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The principle contribution of Plato and Aristotle to the discipline of Political Science

  • Was in the area of normative theory

  • was essentially in the field of public law

  • was in their belief in democratic government

  • was in the area of power politics

  • 1

Slide 2

According to Aristotle

  • Political science should be an exact and precise science

  • mathematical theorems should govern political inquiries

  • politics is beyond rational study

  • politics is not an exact theoretical science

  • 4

Slide 3

Periodic elections, limited duration of legislative sessions, and the separation of power were limits put on governmental power by

  • Rousseau

  • Locke

  • Burke

  • Hobbes

  • 2

Slide 4

The most important political thinker of the Romantic Era was

  • G.F. Hegel

  • Immanuel Kant

  • Jean J. Rousseau

  • John Madison

  • 3

Slide 5

The intellectual concept ‘state of nature is associated with which of the following?

  • Idealism

  • Marxism

  • Liberalism

  • Fascism

  • 3

Slide 6

The doctrine of the ‘golden mean’

  • Was espoused by Aristotle

  • was the ethical basis for the Sophists

  • was part of Cicero’s legal dogma

  • was a major Socratic premise

  • 1

Slide 7

The doctrine of original sin

  • Was propounded by St. Ambrose

  • was part of the theology of St. Gregory

  • was the key element in the thought of St. Augustine

  • was Luther’s complaint against the Roman Church

  • 3

Slide 8

When Karl Marx wrote his blueprint for a better society, he was influenced greatly

  • By the condition of the urban proletariat

  • by the philosophy of Hegel

  • by economic matters

  • all of the above

  • 4

Slide 9

Which of the following is not correct?

  • Plato’s ideal form of government was elitist

  • Plato’s best possible form of government was a polity

  • Plato did not care for democratic rule

  • Plato believed that only a special few should have political power

  • 2

Slide 10

The first major Christian thinker was

  • St. Thomas Aquinas

  • Aristotle

  • St. Just

  • St. Augustine

Slide 11

The Enlightenment period

  • Was an era of reason and progress

  • made no lasting contribution to political thought

  • stresses feeling over rationality

  • claimed Rousseau as its leading thinker

  • 1

Slide 12

Universal moral rules of obligation known by reason alone are often called

  • Natural rights

  • divine rights

  • natural laws

  • conventions

  • 3

Slide 13

Inner contentment and the supremacy of Natural Law are part of

  • Stoicism

  • Platonism

  • Socratic method

  • Augustinian thought

  • 1

Slide 14

The combining of evolutionary biology with the laissez faire state is found in the theory of

  • James Mill

  • Herbert Spencer

  • T.H. Greene

  • Jeremy Bentham

  • 2

Slide 15

Imperialism as the final stage of capitalism was

  • Lenin’s addition to Marxism

  • part of classical Marxism

  • a premise of fascist theory

  • a socialist premise

  • 1

Slide 16

On Liberty was authored by

  • Jeremy Bentham

  • J. S. Mill

  • James Mill

  • Herbert Spencer

  • 2

Slide 17

That economic relationships determine most aspects of human existence is central to

  • Fascism

  • Communism

  • National Socialism

  • Liberalism

  • 2

Slide 18

The principle of ‘the greatest happiness for the greatest number’ is part of

  • Common law

  • civil law

  • utilitarianism

  • natural law

  • 3

Slide 19

The most widely recognized philosopher of Conservatism is

  • Edmund Burke

  • G. Gentile

  • T. Hobbes

  • John Locke

  • 1

Slide 20

The importance of Machiavelli in political science lies in the fact that he

  • Is the author of the social contract theory

  • separated politics from religion in his commentaries

  • supported the divine right of kings

  • was the first democratic thinker in western political thought

  • 2

Slide 21

The statement ‘truth is in words not in things’

  • Is a rationalistic argument

  • was uttered by Descartes

  • reflects the view of nominalism

  • was St. Augustine’s theological premise

  • 3

Slide 22

Which of the following is not correct regarding the core values of liberalism?

  • The political core includes popular sovereignty

  • capitalism is the only logical economic system

  • the moral core includes values derived from antiquity

  • the political core includes consent and constitutionalism

  • 2

Slide 23

Who of the following did not advocate independent state control from the church?

  • Dante

  • William of Ockham

  • Marsiglio of Padua

  • Gregory

  • 4

Slide 24

The general will was a concept of

  • Thomas Hobbes

  • Jean J. Rousseau

  • Montesquieu

  • Immanuel Kant

  • 2

Slide 25

Transcendental thinkers such as Emerson and Thoreau

  • Contributed to the 19th Century understanding of American community

  • supported Luther’s view of church-state relations

  • had no influence on the political thought of their generation, but influenced 20th century thought

  • believed in the primacy of individual conscience

  • 4

Slide 26

According to both St. Augustine and John Locke, the core function of government

  • Is to extend the voting franchise

  • is education

  • should be fragmented, divided and subject to checks and balances

  • is public safety

  • 4

Slide 27

Aristotle argued for a mixed regime in order to

  • Provide diversity

  • advance Athenian political influence

  • perpetuate the ideas of Plato

  • advance governmental stability

  • 4

Slide 28

A concern with moral law and the autonomy of will would best describe

  • The writings of Immanuel Kant

  • the writings of John Locke

  • the writings of Condorcet

  • the writings of Thomas Paine

  • 1

Slide 29

The author of Reflections on the Revolution in France was

  • Adam Smith

  • Edmund Burke

  • Thomas Paine

  • Johann Fichte

  • 2

Slide 30

Superman and the will to power were concepts introduced by

  • Georges Sorel

  • Friedrich Nietzsche

  • Benito Mussolini

  • Gustav Le Bon

  • 2


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