Political Philosophy 101

What is political philosophy? What does the discipline of political philosophy encompass? What’s the relation between political philosophy and politics? Is there any relevance in theorizing about ideal states? Do we need a state at all? What’s the best way to evaluate different forms of government? How should the relation between an individual’s rights and an individual’s duties to the state be adjudicated? How should a state that is in power be modified, improved or dispensed with?

** Unfortunately, the “full” version of this show is only 30 minuets long (as opposed to the usual 60 minutes). A scheduling mishap at the radio station forced the GRS crew off the air earlier than usual. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Philosophy 101 Series (Episode 8)

The Philosophy 101 Series is designed to give the beginning philosopher (or non-philosopher) a brief introduction to the basic questions, concerns and methodologies associated with the various branches of philosophical inquiry.

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GRS Episode, Introduction to Philosophy, Political Philosophy