The Modern Political Tradition - Hobbes to Habermas

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The Modern Political Tradition
Hobbes to Habermas

2014

Liberty. Democracy. Rights. Community. Without even realizing it, we all use the fruits of political philosophy. The question is, are we using them well? This is your opportunity to navigate the labyrinth of Western political...

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Lawrence Cahoone

In This Series

Origins and Conflicts of Modern Politics
Episode 1
Origins and Conflicts of Modern Politics
Ancient Republics, Empires, Fiefdoms
Episode 2
Ancient Republics, Empires, Fiefdoms
Machiavelli's New Order
Episode 3
Machiavelli's New Order
Hobbes, Natural Law, the Social Contract
Episode 4
Hobbes, Natural Law, the Social Contract
Locke on Limited Government and Toleration
Episode 5
Locke on Limited Government and Toleration
Rousseau's Republican Community
Episode 6
Rousseau's Republican Community
Kant's Ethics of Duty and Natural Rights
Episode 7
Kant's Ethics of Duty and Natural Rights
Smith and the Market Revolution
Episode 8
Smith and the Market Revolution
Montesquieu and the American Founding
Episode 9
Montesquieu and the American Founding
Debating the French Revolution
Episode 10
Debating the French Revolution
Legacies of the Revolution - Right to Left
Episode 11
Legacies of the Revolution - Right to Left
Nationalism and a People's War
Episode 12
Nationalism and a People's War
Civil Society - Constant, Hegel, Tocqueville
Episode 13
Civil Society - Constant, Hegel, Tocqueville
Mill on Liberty and Utility
Episode 14
Mill on Liberty and Utility
Marx's Critique of Capitalism
Episode 15
Marx's Critique of Capitalism
Modern vs. Traditional Society
Episode 16
Modern vs. Traditional Society
Progressivism and New Liberalism
Episode 17
Progressivism and New Liberalism
Fleeing Liberalism - Varieties of Socialism
Episode 18
Fleeing Liberalism - Varieties of Socialism
Fleeing Liberalism - Fascism and Carl Schmitt
Episode 19
Fleeing Liberalism - Fascism and Carl Schmitt
Totalitarianism and Total War
Episode 20
Totalitarianism and Total War
Conservative or Neoliberal - Oakeshott, Hayek
Episode 21
Conservative or Neoliberal - Oakeshott, Hayek
Reviving the Public Realm - Hannah Arendt
Episode 22
Reviving the Public Realm - Hannah Arendt
Philosophy vs. Politics - Strauss and Friends
Episode 23
Philosophy vs. Politics - Strauss and Friends
Marcuse and the New Left
Episode 24
Marcuse and the New Left
Rawls's A Theory of Justice
Episode 25
Rawls's A Theory of Justice
Ayn Rand, Robert Nozick, Libertarianism
Episode 26
Ayn Rand, Robert Nozick, Libertarianism
What about Community?
Episode 27
What about Community?
Walzer on Everything Money Shouldn't Buy
Episode 28
Walzer on Everything Money Shouldn't Buy
Identity Politics - Feminism
Episode 29
Identity Politics - Feminism
Identity Politics - Multiculturalism
Episode 30
Identity Politics - Multiculturalism
The Politics of Nature - Environmentalism
Episode 31
The Politics of Nature - Environmentalism
Postmodernism, Truth, and Power
Episode 32
Postmodernism, Truth, and Power
Habermas - Democracy as Communication
Episode 33
Habermas - Democracy as Communication
The End of History? Clash of Civilizations?
Episode 34
The End of History? Clash of Civilizations?
Just Wars? The Problem of Dirty Hands
Episode 35
Just Wars? The Problem of Dirty Hands
Why Political Philosophy Matters
Episode 36
Why Political Philosophy Matters