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Teaching Modern Political Philosophy

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  1. Introduction
    Intro: Teaching Modern Political Philosophy (Preview Content)
  2. Lessons
    Lesson 1: Prefatory Comments (Preview Content)
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  3. Lesson 2: The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Pt. 1
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  4. Lesson 3: The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Pt. 2
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    1 Quiz
  5. Lesson 4: The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Pt. 3
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  6. Lesson 5: The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Pt. 4
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  7. Lesson 6: Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke, Pt. 1
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    1 Quiz
  8. Lesson 7: Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke, Pt. 2
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    1 Quiz
  9. Lesson 8: Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke, Pt. 3
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  10. Lesson 9: Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke, Pt. 4
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  11. Lesson 10: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Pt. 1
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  12. Lesson 11: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Pt. 2
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  13. Lesson 12: Hamlet by William Shakespeare
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  14. Lesson 13: The Impossibility of Secular Society by Rémi Brague
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  15. Lesson 14: Sin No More by Rémi Brague
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  16. End of Course Test
    End of Course Test: Teaching Modern Political Philosophy
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  • Discuss the following quote from Burke’s Reflections, “Because we view our rights as an inheritance we are always acting as if in the presence of canonized forefathers, and so the spirit of freedom, which by itself leads to misrule and excess is tempered with an awful gravity.” Why is it that old things have value?
  • What have you learned about teaching this portion of Burke’s Reflections to your students?