Natural Law Roots of the Social Contract Tradition - The Moral Foundations of Politics - Ian Shapiro - Lecture 3 of 25 - Video-lecture

Video-lecture, Political Science

Description: Before exploring the three Enlightenment traditions in particular, Professor Shapiro examines the Enlightenment holistically, using John Locke as the foundation for the discussion. The first tenet of the Enlightenment is a commitment to science as a way of ordering politics, and Professor Shapiro introduces the Cartesian philosophy of science and segues into an elucidation of the workmanship ideal, a central feature of Enlightenment thinking. 
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University: Yale University (CT)