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.


Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince; Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan; John Locke, A Letter Concerning Toleration and Second Treatise of Government; Plato, Republic; Aristotle, Politics

Format and Requirements

Tutorial Participation: 15% 3 Essays: 55% Final Examination: 30%