Modern Political Thought
This course looks at political thinkers of the 18th and 19th centuries. We focus on tensions, disputes, and contradictions contained within "modern" political thought. During the first term we concentrate on the issues raised by the clash between Enlightenment and Romantic thought. Here we read "pairs" of thinkers, e.g. Kant versus Herder, in order to draw out contrasts. During the second term, authors and texts will be divided into those that can be described as "modern" and those that reject the main defining features of modernity.
POL200Y1 or POL200Y5 or (POLC70H3, POLC71H3)