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
[PT] [PT -
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; click on the the price field to see detailed pricing information.
ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
9780061627019 Basic Writings (Harper Perennial Modern Thought) Harper Perennial Modern Classics Martin Heidegger Amherst Books From $8.17-$23.98
9780226025988 The Human Condition, 2nd Edition The University of Chicago Press Arendt, Hannah Amherst Books From $9.32-$88.74
9780312203603 Security, Territory, Population: Lectures at the Collège de France 1977--1978 (Michel Foucault Lectures at the Collège de France (6)) Picador Foucault, Michel Amherst Books From $13.54-$25.84
9780312422660 "Society Must Be Defended": Lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-1976 Picador Michel Foucault Amherst Books From $12.17-$26.79
9780415389570 Specters of Marx: The State of the Debt, The Work of Mourning & the New International (Routledge Classics) Routledge Jacques Derrida Amherst Books From $15.85-$33.64
9780816612253 Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia Univ Of Minnesota Press Gilles Deleuze Amherst Books From $15.20-$54.98
9780816614028 A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia University of Minnesota Press Gilles Deleuze - Felix Guattari Amherst Books From $10.99-$29.92
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 2021 Other years: