Core Course: Comparative Studies in the History of Political Thought
A survey of leading texts in the history of political thought.
NOTE: M.A. students are welcome to participate.
Tentative list of texts: Plato, Republic; Aristotle, Politics; Machiavelli, Prince; Hobbes, Leviathan; Locke, Second; Treatise of Government; Rousseau, Second Discourse, Social Contract; Hegel, Philosophy of Right; Marx, Selections ; Mill, Utilitarianism, Representative Government, On Liberty; and Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, Genealogy of Morals.
Format and Requirements
One term paper each term. No fewer than five 1-page papers per term (at least one on each thinker) to be made available to peers and professors prior to the seminar. These are graded pass/fail. Term papers 40% + 40%, Class participation 20%.