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PHIL 120

by: Madelon Morford

PHIL 120 PHIL 120-10J

Madelon Morford
Emory University
GPA 3.4
Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
Professor Moussie

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Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
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Date Created: 02/20/16
1 Do you agree with Machiavelli39s view on these issues a Yes and no No because if you go based off his theory that sending colonies will be a peaceful bridge between the people and the overpowered then how do you explain American colonialism Pages 10 and 11 i one does not spend much money on colonies NOT TRUE FOR THE AMERICAS 2 What is its main goal of politics To govern social a Refer to page 1 of your scribbled notes 3 What motivates us to be politicalhave political relations There has to be a social hierarchy just as there has to be a political hierarchy Politics power Social socioeconomically status without a political hierarchy there would be chaos in the social hierarchy and vice versa so we have to have politics and political relations for control people feel comfortable looking up to others to govern and make the tough decisions W99 4 How does knowledge exist in society Who has what knowledge and how does this affect how we theorize social and political relations a Knowledge exists in the relations between people b People communicating and learning and growing etc which is basically the definition of social sociology c But this social behavior also creates the ability for politics so we create politics ourselves from social d This relation between people is social and we create politics a political hierarchy e Everyone has knowledge to share f No because despite everyone s ability for knowledge we are the ones that create and support politics and the government Without which there would be complete chaos g Just because everyone has knowledge does not mean there should be no system that governs us 5 How do cultural practices and custom affect politics To what degree and it what manner should politics be involved in social and cultural affairs a People and their cultures and beliefs in uence politics b You cant insult a culture such as trump insulting Latinos and not see the after affects of lower voter support c Customs if you re considering customs in the sense of the customs of sociability then you see that the government and politics govern themselves under sometimes the same certain social customs as to not go against the norm d Politics needs to learn and respond from social and cultural opinions and movements e In the same sense customary social practices must be upheld so there has to be some degree of politics in uence on social and cultural affairs


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