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Political Philosophy by Jonathan Wolff by Mind Map: Political Philosophy by Jonathan Wolff
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Political Philosophy by Jonathan Wolff

Introduction

"Who get's what? Says who?"

Often seen as the central question in political philosophy.

Normative

Descriptive

"No Hiding Place"

Unlike other disciplines, you can't hide in political philosophy.

The State of Nature pages 6-33

Lord of the Flies example

What is a stateless society like?  Can we play a mental game and guess?

Rousseau's point

John Locke

Hobbes

John Locke 17-23

Rousseau 24-29

Anarchism and Conclusion

Justifying the State

State Defined: Ability to use coercion

Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)

Negative Justification

Individuals consent, but this is a problem with the obstruction of liberty

Social Contract - Assumptions that you have certain duties

Tacit consent

Hypothetical consent

Anarchism

Utilitarianism