UT Knoxville POLS 300 - POLS 300 Midterm SG (5 pages)

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Terms 1 Social Contract A theory of politics that asserts that the state is created by mutual consent contract of its members can be a formal agreement or an informal tacit agreement A hypothetical contract Outlines the role of the state and the role of the citizen duty obligation Contractual agreement between citizens and states policies justified via tacit consent 2 Civil Disobedience a A political act that is purposefully breaking the law conscience is the highest law representative of justice one willingly suffer the consequences to point out injustices b Purposely breaking the law to demonstrate protest the injustice of the law Natural law man s law 3 Logos The name used by Aristotle for the logical appeal of a speaker The two major elements of logos are evidence and reasoning 4 Telos end goal of mutual understanding and agree how to live together 5 Tacit Agreement a general structure ideals of society mutual acceptance b live under system without protest support for the system via compliance or acceptance 6 Explicit Consent a Constitutions laws 7 Sophist a Sophist an expert wise man b Argue that virtue happiness is the ability to acquire those things that people agree give pleasure wealth honor and status political virtue is the successful use of power c Protagoras man is the measure of all things d Gorgias nature and law are opposites laws are just conventions of man 8 Anarchy absence of a ruler without rulers 9 Realism a The depiction of people things and events as they really are without idealization or exaggeration for effect i Human Behavior is selfish and Self interested ii Absence of Reality iii City States or nations are power seeking iv IF weak build power through alliances v Important to realist Power security survival and wealth 10 Reason Tenants of Realism 1 Classical Realism a Driving force of politics is power might equals right b Power is the ability to influence other more than they can influence you c Politics is aimed at gaining increasing



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