Spring 2011 Contemporary Political Theory
Political Science, as POSC-80 Faculty Thomas L. Dumm (Section 01) Description
[PT] A consideration of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Western political theory. Topics to be considered include the fate of modernity, identity and difference, power, representation, freedom, and the state. This year’s readings may include works by the following authors: Freud, Weber, Benjamin, Heidegger, Arendt, Derrida, Foucault, Berlin, Butler, Connolly, and Agamben.
This course fulfills the requirement for an advanced seminar in Political Science.
Limited to 20 students. Spring semester. Professor Dumm.
Cost: 19.00 ? Course times and locations POSC 80 - L/D Section 01 M 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM CLAR 100 Textbooks
Below are the textbooks used in this course, along with pricing information and availability at local bookstores. The price range shown is based upon queries to multiple online booksellers; roll your mouse over the price field to see detailed pricing information.
ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
9780060637637 Basic writings [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, c1993. Martin Heidegger; edited, and with general introduction and introductions to each selection by David Farrell Krell Amherst Books $7.99-$142.79
9780156838382 The Oedipus cycle New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1977. Sophocles 1977 version Amherst Books $5.39-$6.59
9780226025988 The human condition Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1998. by Hannah Arendt Amherst Books $19.00
9780226738895 Political Theology University Of Chicago Press Carl Schmitt, Tracy B. Strong (Foreword), George Schwab (Editor) Amherst Books $17.00
9780262691260 The crisis of parliamentary democracy Cambridge, Mass : MIT Press, c1985. Carl Schmitt; translated by Ellen Kennedy Amherst Books $18.14-$33.60
9780393033571 The ethics of psychoanalysis, 1959-1960 New York : Norton, 1992. translated with notes by Dennis Porter Amherst Books $49.95-$196.15
9780804732185 Homo sacer Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1998. Giorgio Agamben; translated by Daniel Heller-Roazen Amherst Books $21.95
9781844670055 Precarious Life Verso Books Judith Butler Amherst Books $16.00-$38.95
9781403986542 The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the College de France, 1978-1979 Palgrave Macmillan Michel Foucault, Amherst Books $17.10-$28.95
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Offered in Spring 2016