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Pols 437

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Rebecca Notetaker
CSU Chico
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Contemporary Political Thought
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This 1 page Study Guide was uploaded by Rebecca Notetaker on Monday October 10, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to Pols 437 at California State University Chico taught by Dr. Sherrie Pinder in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see Contemporary Political Thought in Political Science at California State University Chico.


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Date Created: 10/10/16
DEFINITIONS Communitarianism- philosophy that emphasizes the connection between the individual and the community. Although the community might be a family unit, communitarianism usually is understood, in the wider, philosophical sense, as a collection of interactions, among a community of people in a given place, or among a community who share an interest or who share a history. Communitarian philosophy is based upon the belief that a person's social identity and personality are largely molded by community relationships, with a smaller degree of development being placed on individualism. Conservatism- promotes retaining traditional social institutions in the context of culture and civilization. Some conservatives seek to preserve things as they are, emphasizing stability and continuity, while others, called reactionaries, oppose modernism and seek a return to "the way things were". The first established use of the term in a political context originated with François-René de Chateaubriand in 1818, during the period of Bourbon restoration that sought to roll back the policies of the French Revolution. The term, historically associated with right-wing politics, has since been used to describe a wide range of views. Epistemology- he theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope. Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion. Feminism- range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve political, economic, personal, and social rights for women that are equal to those of men. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment. Liberalism- a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality. Whereas classical liberalism emphasizes the role of liberty, social liberalism stresses the importance of equality. Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally they support ideas and programmes such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, free markets, civil rights, democratic societies, secular governments, gender equality and international cooperation. SHORT ESSAY TRANSCENDENTAL V EMPIRICAL SELF ETHICS OF JUSTICE, ETHICS OF CARE FIRST V THIRD PERSON PERSPECTIVE LONG ESSAY THEORY OF HISTORY- OUTLINE THREE CONDITIONS, ELABORATE ON ONE


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