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Introduction. Political Science 565. Poli Sci 565. Office hours: MW, 1:20-2:20, North Hall 401 agomez4@wisc.edu Course website: adamgomez.wordpress.com/teaching/polisci565. Big Questions. What is the appropriate balance between state and federal power?

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introduction

Introduction

Political Science 565

poli sci 565
Poli Sci 565
  • Office hours: MW, 1:20-2:20, North Hall 401
  • agomez4@wisc.edu
  • Course website: adamgomez.wordpress.com/teaching/polisci565
big questions
Big Questions
  • What is the appropriate balance between state and federal power?
  • Is the United States a single nation or a confederation of states?
  • Who is, and who can be, an American?
  • What is an American?
  • How can the legacies of slavery be addressed?
  • What does it mean to be free? What does it mean to be equal?
  • What counts as power?
two kinds of liberty
Two Kinds of Liberty
  • Ideal types, almost never encountered in pure form
  • Negative
    • Liberty is having no masters
      • Absence of constraint
  • Positive
    • Liberty is being your own master
      • Constraint can be used to help you act as you would if you had better understanding
telos
Telos
  • The end of a thing as a part of that thing
    • Example: acorns & oak trees
  • Teleology (teleological)
    • Understanding a thing with its telos in mind
    • Linear movement toward the telos of a thing
ideas have power
Ideas Have Power
  • Two major political philosophies inform the structure of American government
    • liberalism & republicanism
liberalism
Liberalism
  • Emphases:
    • Primacy of reason
    • Reason vs. passion, interest
    • Universal rights
    • Negative liberty
    • The market
    • Individuals
republicanism
Republicanism
  • Emphases
    • Value of citizenship
    • Ties that bind citizens to state and vice versa
    • Community & communal identity
    • Positive liberty
    • Virtue and corruption (faction, interest)
    • Classicalist