PHIL 1920

PHIL 1920

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course offers a survey of political theory in the West. We will examine some of the persistent dilemmas of politics and the attempts of several canonical political theorists to respond to them: Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, and Nietzsche. In each case, we will attend to the particular crises these theorists addressed in their work—such as imperialism, the European wars of religion, the English Civil War, the French Revolution, and industrial capitalism—as well as the broader philosophical and political issues they continue to pose to us now. Our approach will be both historical and conceptual, providing students with an understanding of political theory as a distinctive form of political inquiry.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 1615

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16291 PHIL 1920   LEC 001

  • 17140 PHIL 1920   DIS 201

  • 17141 PHIL 1920   DIS 202

  • 17142 PHIL 1920   DIS 203

  • 17143 PHIL 1920   DIS 204

  • 17144 PHIL 1920   DIS 205

  • 17145 PHIL 1920   DIS 206