Fall 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. Fall semester. Professor Dumm.
If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to seniors, then juniors, then to sophomores and 5-college students. 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
9780061627019 Basic Writings Harper Perennial Modern Classics Martin Heidegger, Amherst Books $7.99-$15.95
9780226025988 The human condition Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1998. by Hannah Arendt Amherst Books $19.00
9780312203603 Security, Territory, Population Picador Michel Foucault, Amherst Books $9.74-$18.00
9780312422660 Society must be defended New York : Picador, 2003. Michael Foucault; edited by Mauro Bertani and Alessandro Fontana; general editors, François Ewald and Alessandro Fontana; translated by David Macey Amherst Books $18.00
9780415389570 Specters of Marx New York ; Routledge, 2006, c1994. Jacques Derrida; with an introduction by Bernd Magnus and Stephen Cullenberg; translated by Peggy Kamuf Amherst Books $21.95
9780816612253 Anti-Oedipus Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c1983. by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari; translated from the French by Robert Hurley, Mark Seem, and Helen R. Lane; preface by Michel Foucault Amherst Books $9.00-$21.54
9780816614028 A thousand plateaus Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c1987. Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari; translation and foreword by Brian Massumi Amherst Books $21.25-$27.86
These books are available locally at
Amherst Books. If Overenrolled
Priority will be given to seniors, then juniors, then to sophomores and 5-college students.
Spring 2018 Other years: