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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington showing on January 20 and 21st. Check for details. Good Society: Benefits society as a whole strives for a reasonable balance between liberty and order offers human fulfillment “goods of the soul” hinges on tension between virtue and selfinterest. Ancient Good Societies and Virtue: Classical Athens philosophers Classical Christian saints The Athenian Idea of Virtue: seek human excellence (arete) in all things… enhanced by proper education. Plato’s cardina personal virtues: 1. wisdom 2. temperance 3. courage 4. justice Wellordered soul created the wellordered city (polis) and vis versa...the purpose of politics is to form good citizens and cultivate good behavior… “Public virtue” Wisdom: the king needed to be as wise as a philosopher to succeed as a leader. Temperance: you were a shopkeeper, middle class. You are in charge of distributing food, goods, even tempered. Courage: soldiers, the greatest in society. Justice: the end of greek society, people should seek it in their own virtues. Everyone should contain justice. Thoughtful involvement. IDEAly. If you can understand and apply human nature then you will improve society and meet people’s needs. With these qualities. Ancient Christian Virtue: Examples from parables, Sermon on Mount...faith, hope, charity Internal virtues create external Good Society Can cause excess zeal… social apathy You want to be better and therefore it changes your outside behavior and the neighbors get along, seeking for fairness and to serve others. Can people really live virtuous lives outside of the movies? Problem: people can take it too far. A lot of Christians tune out to the social issues of the time “God will take care of it anyway in the end”. Christians: you transfer inside out, you act on the inside. Athens: less controlled about the soul it’s what you should do to benefit others. Enlightenment Virtue: humans act out of selfinterest Virtue is great but not reliable. Enlightenment thinkers believed what they saw around them most folks don’t care about future the wonders of Wonder Bread They believed in what they did and what they could see. Everyone would act out of self interest so to direct it in the proper way. The virtues and Vices of selfinterest: reliable induces cooperation...aligns selfinterests degenerates into selfishness, selfdeception, and narcissism What if we had to rely only on selfinterest? only virtue? Video #1: Mr. Rogers: Virtuous Singing “it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood… won’t you please be my neighbor.” Encouraging everyone to “do good” and serve others. Video #2: Little kids hogging the candy. By the Power of SelfInterest: Structure: rules and processes designed to promote virtuous behavior. Counterpoise: Balancing one person’s selfinterest against another’s in formal, structured relationship. Splitting money example: Wednesday, January 6th Add/drop deadline is January 11th students must attend their assigned lab at the correct time and day. Film: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Will be showing at 5 pm and 7:30pm on Wednesday, January 20th and Thursday, January 21st. 140 JSB Room Notes: The Human Predicament: It’s always with us, you might as well get used to it. Major Themes: American “expectationalism” The idea that Americans have created high expectations, perhaps even higher than other nations. Art and power of the community through the Social Contract The power by which we have created the rules to live by; morals, ethics, etc. in medias res… in the middle of things About the founding itself: we are still inside the founding. Founding should be a present tense verb. What difference we make has an influence on the future. Human Predicament: Tyranny → ←Competing Groups Revolution → ←Anarchy (back to the beginning of the cycle) Almost every group has been through this cycle. Tyranny: controls things by his or her power or ability to impose his will on the people. Revolution: The people get tired of the controller and choose to overturn their position. Anarchy: No one is in control, everyone is doing what they like. Different groups are competing. Competing Groups: Groups inside the situation along with Anarchy rise up and because they are stronger they then take power, going back to Tyranny The united States’ idea was to try to step out of this system. Human Predicament Continued: Anarchy and Tyranny characterize human history Anarchy: Rule of chaos...absence of law...rule of strong When a tyrant is overthrown the people go nuts… because there is no one there telling them what to do. There is no leader. No laws are enforced because you don’t have to enforce the laws without a paid task force. The strongest win in an anarchy. (Survival of the fittest) Video Examples: Iraq: Anarchy the leader is killed and the people suddenly have the freedom to do illegal actions England: They people feel oppressed and are revolting against Tyranny Recent examples: Baltimore Ferguson Oregon Tyranny: rule of will. Film Clip: example of tyranny from “selfish choice” Sophie’s choice in a German concentration camp a mother is asked to choose which of her children will live and which will die. A Circle of Misery: How do we get out of the cycle? Founding fathers knew that something had to be done and a different system needed to be created. Good Society: selfconscious attempt to avoid tyranny and anarchy benefits society as a whole people have to feel like they are getting something from this system balance between liberty and order we like and need order, but we also want our freedom: if we give up everything we live in tyranny. “goods of the soul” some intangibles, it’s dignity and respect, feeling like you matter in the larger collective Look up TA’s lab hours: Mitchell Hale Go to website: AmericanHeritage.org University Excused Absences: Talk to Kristen Betts in review room Review Room: Opens next Monday List of review subjects is available on AH website. Review starts every hour, 30 minutes after the hour In 3421C HBLL Class Procedures: 1 quiz per lab… be on time! You must attend this lab, not any other labs. Participate Discussion based lab. Hints: Take notes on media clips shown in lecture Study Suggestions Utilize the Review room, office hours, AH website (games) Read before the lecture attend all lectures and labs take notes media clips and descriptive notes re read the readings in detail after lecture note common topics form a study group ask questions study with a peer write a list of questions visit the review room regularly Service: Have a 10 hour service project chosen by next week. Go to the Yserve website for ideas. You will tell me what you chose for your service product next week. Short essay about your experience will be written.
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