PHIL 1920

PHIL 1920

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

This course introduces students to political theory as a distinctive mode of political inquiry. By surveying the wide range of forms through which political theory has been practiced—such as treatises, dialogues, plays, aphorisms, novels, manifestos, letters, speeches, illustrations, and films—we explore the ways in which political theory reflects upon, criticizes, and reshapes the basic concepts, habits of perception, and modes of feeling through which people make sense of the political world, from big events like wars and revolutions to everyday experiences of felt injustice or alienation. Our approach will be both historical and conceptual, attending to the force of each theoretical intervention in its context, while also drawing out the broader philosophical and political questions it continues to pose to us now.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS, SSC-AS)
Course Attribute (EC-LASP)

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

  •  7401PHIL 1920  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Markell, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7537PHIL 1920  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7538PHIL 1920  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7539PHIL 1920  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  7540PHIL 1920  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 20859PHIL 1920  DIS 205

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20860PHIL 1920  DIS 206

  • Instruction Mode: Online