Transcript
  • 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Introduction
  • 00:48    |    
    Individual pursuit of good lives
    • Quotes Aristotle
    • Quotes Adam Smith
  • 03:31    |    
    Basic operative definitions
    • Self-interest
    • Public good
    • Importance of trust in a society
    • Politics
    • Decency
  • 07:31    |    
    Introduction to William Shakespeare's play,
    • Characters in the first scene
      • Quotes Aristotle
      • Quotes The New Testament
    • Impact of daily life decisions
  • 10:22    |    
    Play, n , William Shakespeare
  • 20:19    |    
    Analysis of the play
  • Quotes Adam Smith
  • 20:44    |    
    King Lear
    • Desires
    • Mistakes
    • Self-interest
    • Failure to himself and his family
    • Public consequences of private decisions
  • 26:44    |    
    Regan and Goneril's interest and motivations in the play
  • 29:32    |    
    Cordelia
    • Goneril's speech to her father
    • Reaction to her sisters' decisions
    • Interest in self-knowledge
    • Limits
    • Decisions in her life
    • Decency in her character
    • Relationship with her father
  • 39:53    |    
    Relationship between the characters in the play and real life
  • 40:18    |    
    King Lear -- an ignorant fool --
  • William Shakespeare's appeal to supernatural powers related to individual decisions
  • 43:01    |    
    Cordelia, the decent one
  • 44:11    |    
    Options in human life
  • 46:13    |    
    Public consequences of private actions and decisions
  • 47:59    |    
    Question and answer period
    • Why do you think Cordelia is not happy with the decision she has made?
    • Cordelia's reaction to her father's actions
  • 50:42    |    
    Final words
  • 51:00    |    
    Final credits


Self-Interest and the Public Good: The Political Value of Decency

New Media  | 22 de marzo de 2011  | Vistas: 17

The political arena has great impact in our societies due to the relevance of the matters and decisions made.  Preston Jones explains this relationship through William Shakespeare's play, King Lear.  Jones describes how self-interest and the public good face each other with the role that decency has in these two elements.  He explains how the characters in this work of art represent real life situations in which people decide what roads to follow and that consequently, influence the way others perceive them.  Finally, Jones focuses on the importance of values in every person's life and stresses on the impact they have in our daily interactions.




Conferencista

Preston Jones is associate professor of history and he was previously…

IDEAS DE LA LIBERTAD

Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín