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What Are Conservatism, Progressivism, and Libertarianism?

Benjamin Keil, PhD
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(11)
Come learn the arguments in favor of America's three main political ideologies with a professor of philosophy!

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At the class’ end, students should be able to understand and explain conservatism, libertarianism, and progressivism. Students should know the arguments given in favor of each view and be able to highlight areas of agreement and disagreement between these political ideologies.
I am an Instructional Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Illinois State University and I have taught philosophy for the past ten years.  I have a Ph.D. in Philosophy (University of Kansas, 2015).  Additionally, I have taught these particular excerpts approximately fifteen times.  
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I will provide all PDFs for the readings and reading questions to the students. The readings are provided in PDF format and the readings are provided in DOCX format once you enroll in the class. No texts need to be purchased for this class.
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This class of its nature discusses controversial political topics.  Examples presented by the various authors include, but are not limited to: The role(s) of government, differing views of human flourishing, the natures of governmental and parental authority, the limits of liberty, anarchy, wealth, healthcare, and taxes.  Students need not agree or disagree with any author in order to do well in this class, but students should be prepared to encounter and respond to political views with which they might disagree – perhaps even disagree profoundly.  

With all of that said, I have taught these readings multiple times in my college philosophy classrooms and I have ample experience in leading productive classes even when discussing controversial topics.
We will read excerpts (in PDF format) from Schlueter & Wenzel's book "Selfish Libertarians and Socialist Conservatives?".  We will also read excerpts (in PDF format) from Yates & Bartley's report "Progressive Thinking".
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(11)
My name is Dr. Keil and I am a philosopher.  Philosophy concerns itself with "the eternal questions" of human existence.  For example, what is it to be human and how should we live?  These are inherently controversial questions and philosophers... 
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for 3 classes
1x per week, 3 weeks
50 min

Completed by 4 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 14-18
3-6 learners per class

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