POLSCI 301 - Development of Political Thought: To Modern Period
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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This course will explore varieties of political thought from its origins in the early distinction between nature and convention in ancient Athens to the emerging problem of political obligation at the end of the sixteenth century in Europe. As we develop an understanding of the various theories and how they build on or reject previous views, we will consider how fundamental assumptions concerning Nature, the basis of knowledge (epistemology), the existence of God, the status of the individual lie at the foundation of any coherent political theory concerned with problems of justice, equality, and the best political regime.

POLSCI 301 - Development of Political Thought: To Modern Period
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9780801485749
Four texts on Socrates : Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito, and Aristophanes' Clouds, Author: Plato and Aristophanes ; translated with notes by Thomas G. West and Grace Starry West ; introduction by Thomas G. West., Publisher: Cornell University Press Rev. ed. 1998
ISBN: 0684836416
The political ideas of St. Thomas Aquinas : representative selections, Author: edited with an introd. by Dino Bigongiari., Publisher: Free Press Free Press 1997
ISBN: 0393090949
The nature of things, Author: Lucretius ; translated by Frank O. Copley., Publisher: Norton 1st ed. 1977
ISBN: 0192832360
The republic and The laws, Author: Cicero. Transl. by Niall Rudd. With an introd. and notes by Jonathan Powell ..., Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press 1. publ. a 1998
ISBN: 0226026698
The politics, Author: Aristotle ; translated, and with an introduction, notes, and glossary by Carnes Lord., Publisher: University of Chicago Press Pbk. ed. 1985
ISBN: 0061313424
The protestant reformation, Author: ed. by Hans J. Hillerbrand., Publisher: Harper & Row [Nachdr.] 1994
ISBN: 0393314677
The Republic, Author: Plato ; translated by Richard W. Sterling and William C. Scott., Publisher: W.W. Norton Norton pbk 1985
ISBN: 0140714820
The tragedy of King Richard the Second, Author: William Shakespeare ; edited by Frances E. Dolan., Publisher: Penguin Books New ed. 2000
ISBN: 0226500446
The prince, Author: Niccolo Machiavelli ; translated and with an introduction by Harvey C. Mansfield., Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2nd ed. 1998
ISBN: 0140448942
Concerning the city of God against the pagans, Author: St. Augustine ; translated by Henry Bettenson ; with a new introduction by G.R. Evans., Publisher: Penguin Books 2003
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