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18 Cards in this Set

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The Felicific Calculus
The Utilitarian method
Orthodox Marxists
those followers of Marx that interpret his writings as indictating historical events are determined by economic conditions
Separation of Church and State
a tenet of liberalism
Dialectical Materialism
a marxist term for the historical changes in economic or material conditions of life that lead to class conflicts, that, lead to new social, political, and ideological conditions
Creative Laborers
the marxist idea that humans labor creatively for their own intrinsic enjoyment or satisfaction of doing transforming work
Noblesse Oblige
the doctrine from medieval society that the nobility were granted
the belief that God is not a supernatural force that dominates humans...
Telescoping the Revolution
the theory of communists like Trotsky and Lenin that a socialist revolution could perhaps be most easily accomplished at capitalism's weakest link, namely, in industrialized, noncapitalist countries.
Liberation Theology
a movement among Roman Catholic theologians that emerged in Latin America during the 1950's. It expresses the traditional Christian concern for the poor in recognizably Marxist terms, and advocates political action on their behalf
The Organic Conception of Society
A view held by traditional conservatives that
mutual aid
a biological urge present in all humans to help others in need or distress
The State of Nature
A concept often employed
Popular Sovereignty
a classical liberal form of citizen participation
Entitlement Theory
the libertarian idea that
The Dictatorship of the Proletariat
a crucial part of Marx's successful revolution into communism where proletariat has seized power from bourgeoisie and big concern is that they might initiate a counterrevolution
Virtual Representation
The traditional conservative idea that those who did not
Continuous Revolution
Mao Zedong's doctrine according to w hich prolonged political activities of violence, reformation, social transformation are required in order to keep people in a continual state of dislocation so that their natures may be reshaped in accordance to needs of postrevolutionary society
Moral Autonomy
the right of individuals to make rational and ethical judgments about their conduct and its effects on others