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AEPA: Major Political Thinkers - Chapter Summary
The lasting influence of Aristotle's political philosophy will take the spotlight for a few minutes during your review of this chapter. The lessons will further prepare you for your AEPA test by discussing:
- Machiavelli and his beliefs
- The works and ideas of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
- How the views of Hobbes and Locke were different
- The Communist Manifesto and Marxism
You can watch the chapter's short video lessons on a computer or a handheld device, depending on what works best for you. Taking the lessons' short practice quizzes will let you display your command of the material.
AEPA: Major Political Thinkers Chapter Objectives
The AEPA Political Science/American Government test gauges whether your level of expertise qualifies you for teaching students throughout the state of Arizona. Exam items that correspond with this chapter's material will have a multiple-choice structure. Each question's correct answer will be one of four different options. Questions on the material this chapter covers are in the exam's subarea on Political Thought, Comparative Government and International Relations, which accounts for 21% of the total content.
1. The Republic by Plato: Summary & Explanation
What is justice? Is it a concept based on the behavior of humans individually, or is it an all-encompassing concept without variation for all mankind? This lesson reviews what Socrates and friends had to say about justice in ''The Republic.''
2. The Impact of Aristotle's Political Philosophy
Aristotle was one of the most influential scholars in human history, and he contributed to dozens of academic disciplines. Explore his impact on political philosophy, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
3. Sun Tzu's The Art of War: Summary & Quotes
With all the advances in video game graphics, bloodshed has certainly become an art form, but today we're getting back to basics with ''The Art of War''. In this lesson, you'll find a synopsis of Master Sun's work, along with some memorable quotes.
4. Machiavelli and Lessons of the Italian Wars
This lesson focuses on Machiavelli and his views on governing, specifically pertaining to the actions of rulers. It will also highlight the actions of several countries involved in the Italian Wars of the 15th and 16th centuries.
5. Thomas Hobbes & John Locke: Political Theories & Competing Views
In this lesson, we discuss the two premier English political theorists of the 17th century: Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. We'll also take a look at their impact on Western philosophy in contemporary and modern times.
6. Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Ideas, Impact & Works
Jean-Jacques Rousseau was one of the most important philosophers of the Enlightenment period. Learn about his important works, his main ideas, and how he influenced other philosophers, movements, and governments in this lesson.
7. Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto
This lesson will explore the 19th century roots of Marxism and communism. In doing this, it will explain the role the Industrial Revolution played in forming the famous work of Marx and Engels, known as the Communist Manifesto.
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