The ninth lecture for SIS-301: contemporary mainstream US IR theory, realism/liberalism/constructivism. And their fundamental similarity as different hypotheses — reductionist hypotheses — about state behavior.
The diagrams we drew on the board in class this week — and, full disclosure, that’s not the first time I have used such diagrams — seemed to need a supplemental lecture of their own, as we gather our thoughts before diving into Hegel for the week after the break. Accordingly, here’s a supplemental lecture on the differences in modes of authority between Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Kant. Plus some thoughts on universal Reason.
The fourth lecture for SIS-301 Spring 2012 — this one’s on Locke.
There’s good news and there’s other news. The good news is that I fixed the recording problems from last week, so this file actually plays with intelligible sound. The other news is that I had to completely change my recording set-up, so this file is a .mov rather than a .m4a. It should play in a larger number of players, but the video is a tad lower quality and the file size is much larger. And it’s not chaptered, the way the .m4a files were. That said, it actually works, so overall I think it’s a net gain.
The third lecture of the semester — Hobbes and the Enlightenment project.
UPDATE — there was some kind of a recording error on this version of the lecture, so it’s inaudible for about the first 25 minutes. Sigh. I don’t have the time to re-do it just at the moment so might I suggest that you listen to the older version here, and then maybe catch the last 10-15 minutes of this one which are properly audible.
Lecture 2, Machiavelli. As before, best results in iTunes and QuickTime Player 7.
Podcast lecture 1 for SIS-301, Spring 2012. Topic: Thucydides. Note that this enhanced AAC file (.m4a) has both slide images and a voice track; in my experience it plays best in QuickTime Player 7 or in iTunes. QuickTime Player 10 and other media players sometimes fail to show the slides.