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POLSĀ 311 Pillars of Western Political Thought: Hobbes to Foucault

Faculty: Johnson
Content: Great works of political philosophy from early modernity to the present. Themes include social contract theory and justifications for obedience to government, revolutionary theory, the effects of democratic government on individuality and society, and the dangers of politics in the present day. Works may include Hobbes' Leviathan, Locke's Second Treatise of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration, Rousseau's Discourse on the Origin of Inequality and On the Social Contract, Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, Marx and Engels' Manifesto of the Communist Party, de Tocqueville's Democracy in America, Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil, and Arendt's The Origins of Totalitarianism.
Prerequisites: None.
Restrictions: Sophomore standing required.
Usually offered: Annually, spring semester.
Semester credits: 4.

Political Science

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