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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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 1615

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17140PHIL 1920  DIS 201

  • 17141PHIL 1920  DIS 202

  • 17142PHIL 1920  DIS 203

  • 17143PHIL 1920  DIS 204

  • 17144PHIL 1920  DIS 205

  • 17145PHIL 1920  DIS 206