Spring 2013 Contemporary Political Theory
Political Science, as POSC-480
Formerly listed as: POSC-43 | POSC-80
Course (Login required) Faculty Thomas L. Dumm (Section 01) Description
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starting with the Class of 2015] 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.
Course times and locations POSC 480 - L/D Section 01 Tu 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM OCTA 200 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
9780226025988 The Human Condition, 2nd Edition The University of Chicago Press Hannah Arendt Amherst Books From $7.60-$22.06
0231145152 Philosophy and animal life University of Chicago Press Stanley Cavell ... [et al.] Amherst Books TBD
9780312203603 Security, Territory, Population: Lectures at the Collège de France 1977--1978 Picador Michel Foucault Amherst Books From $11.16-$25.81
0674060288 Commonwealth Harvard University Press Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri Amherst Books TBD
0804732183 Homo Sacer : Sovereign Power and Bare Life Human Kinetics Publishers Giorgio Agamben Amherst Books TBD
0816628459 Disagreement : politics and philosophy William B Eerdmans Publishing Company Jacques Ranciere Amherst Books TBD
0816649901 Bios: Biopolitics and Philosophy Rutgers University Press Roberto Esposito Amherst Books TBD
9780822346333 Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things (a John Hope Franklin Center Book) Duke University Press Books Jane Bennett Amherst Books From $10.00-$38.33
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