Lecture 2 POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY/THOUGHT and THEORY

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Lecture 2 POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY/THOUGHT and THEORY

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION: POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY M. CURTIS (Lecture 2) Prepared by Raizza P. Corpuz
  2. 2. POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY/THOUGHT And THEORY
  3. 3. OBJECTIVES 1. Orient the student on the history of Political Philosophy by introducing important concepts, terms, and personalities on Political Philosophy 2. Relate political philosophy to actual practice of politics.
  4. 4. 1. A reflection on political phenomena 2. makes use of and contains analytical, descriptive and historical material through ethical considerations. 3. the test of political theory ought to be historical, rather than metaphysical
  5. 5. 4. reflection on the right or the best kind of political order. 5. enriches the cumulative store of wisdom and ideas
  6. 6. 6. It has been formulated in periods of crisis-economic, military, cultural or spiritual. 7. Is the results from the immersion of the writer in the political phenomena of his times. 8. Political philosophy is related directly to political life.
  7. 7. 9. Political philosophy is partly a process of communion with the past involving familiarity with the great writers, a continuing discourse with history, a process. 10. Political philosophy serves to clarify and make precise political concepts, to redefine and re analyze the political terminology of age
  8. 8. 11. Political philosophy examines customary beliefs and practices in the possibility that what has been accepted as an imponderable 12. Political philosophy helps to evaluate the present correctly.
  9. 9. 13. Political philosophy is a search for understanding 14. Political philosophy is teleological in its nature, it can suggest it cannot prove
  10. 10. 15. The great THEORIST, like the great artist is the person with sympathy, understanding and imagination gains insight into the needs of his time.
  11. 11. 16. Political philosophy is abstraction, and abstraction is meaningful only when it is related to concrete example and actual behavior. 17. Political philosophy is grounded in the acquisition of empirical data.
  12. 12. 18. All theories of society are based on a particularly hierarchy of values. 19. Political theorist must be concerned about correct ends, not means 20. Political philosophy cannot escape philosophic arguments about the nature of man, free will or determinism, rational and instinctive behavior, the meaning of progress and of change, the quality of human life.
  13. 13. REFERENCES The Great Political Theories Volume 1. M. Curtis, 1981 p.13-21
  14. 14. THANK YOU!

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