POLSCI 495 - Undergraduate Seminar in Political Theory
Section: 001 Morality and Politics: Citizens, Scolds and Zealots
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Senior standing and concentration in Political Science.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Does morality play a role in democratic politics? Let’s ask a harder question: should morality play a role in democratic politics? We will take up these questions, focusing primarily on the normative question while remaining cognizant of empirical issues and concerns. We will examine the so-called problem of dirty hands—that is, whether it is possible to be a moral politician and how such a feat might be accomplished. We’ll also look at what it means to be a moral citizen. This is a reading and writing intensive seminar for political science majors with a background in political theory.

POLSCI 495 - Undergraduate Seminar in Political Theory
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
7POLSCI 101 or 302
M 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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ISBN: 9780691136349
Cunning, Author: Don Herzog., Publisher: Princeton University Press 2008
ISBN: 9780534626457
Ethics and politics : cases and comments, Author: edited by Amy Gutmann and Denn, Publisher: Wadsworth 4th ed. 2005
ISBN: 9780915144266
Lectures on ethics, Author: translated by Louis Infield ;, Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company 1980
ISBN: 9780143036333
The prince, Author: Niccolo Machiavelli ; translat, Publisher: Penguin Books 2005
ISBN: 9780023913501
Mandragola, Author: Niccolo Machiavelli ; translat, Publisher: Macmillan 1st ed. 1957
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