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Courses

PHIL 1920 Introduction to Modern Political Theory

Course description

This course offers a survey of modern political theory in the West. We will examine some of the persistent dilemmas of political modernity and the attempts of several canonical political theorists to respond to them: Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Burke, Mill, Marx, and Nietzsche. In each case, we will attend to the particular crises these theorists addressed in their work--such as the European wars of religion, the English Civil War, colonialism, 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, in other words, with the hopes of providing students with a nuanced but clear understanding of political theory as a distinctive form of political inquiry.

Although not a prerequisite, can be taken in sequence with GOVT 3626.

Classes

PHIL 1920 001-LEC On-campus Extra-session

Number:1202
Class dates:June 25-July 13, 2018
Days/times:M-F 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM McGraw Hall 165
MW 3 PM - 4:15 PM McGraw Hall 165
Credit:4
Related:PHIL 1920 201-DIS
PHIL 1920 202-DIS
PHIL 1920 203-DIS
PHIL 1920 204-DIS
Related:Cross-listed with GOVT 1615 001-LEC

PHIL 1920 201-DIS On-campus Extra-session

Number:1203
Class dates:June 25-July 13, 2018
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:M-F 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Goldwin Smith Hall 156
TR 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM Goldwin Smith Hall 156
Credit:0
Grade:Student option
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:5
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in PHIL 1920 001-LEC
Related:Cross-listed with GOVT 1615 201-DIS

PHIL 1920 202-DIS On-campus Extra-session

Number:1204
Class dates:June 25-July 13, 2018
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:M-F 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Goldwin Smith Hall 158
TR 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM Goldwin Smith Hall 158
Credit:0
Grade:Student option
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:5
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in PHIL 1920 001-LEC
Related:Cross-listed with GOVT 1615 202-DIS

PHIL 1920 203-DIS On-campus Extra-session

The PHIL 1920 203-DIS section of this course has been canceled.

PHIL 1920 204-DIS On-campus Extra-session

The PHIL 1920 204-DIS section of this course has been canceled.

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