Spring 2013

The Political Theory of Liberalism

Listed in: Political Science, as POSC-211


Thomas L. Dumm (Section 01)


[PT] [PT - starting with the Class of 2015] This course is a survey of Western liberal political theory from its 17th-century origins through some of its contemporary expressions. Among the thinkers whose works we may read are Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Mary Wollstonecraft, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Stuart Mill, Isaiah Berlin, John Rawls, Stanley Cavell, and Judith Sklar.

Limited to 40 students.  Spring semester.  Professor Dumm.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2013, Fall 2015, Spring 2019, Spring 2021