PHIL 1920

PHIL 1920

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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)

Comments PHIL 1920 can be taken in sequence with PHIL 1410.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 1615

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8823PHIL 1920  LEC 001

  •  9288PHIL 1920  DIS 201

  •  9289PHIL 1920  DIS 202

  •  9290PHIL 1920  DIS 203

  •  9291PHIL 1920  DIS 204