Fall/Winter Timetable

POL200Y1Y L0101

Political Theory: Visions of the Just/Good Society


A selective presentation of critical encounters between philosophy and politics, dedicated to the quest for the articulation and founding of the just/good society. Among the theorists examined are Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes and Locke.


Plato, Republic; Aristotle, Politics; Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae and On Kingship; Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince and The Discourses; Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan; John Locke, A Letter Concerning Toleration and the Second Treatise of Government.

Format and Requirements

Tutorial Participation: 10% Snap Quizzes 15% 3 Essays 50% Final Examination: 25%. All essays must be submitted in order to receive a passing mark in the course

POLB70H3 or POLB71H3 or POLC70H3 or POLC71H3 or POL200Y5