Spring 2014

American Political Thought

Listed in: Political Science, as POSC-334

Formerly listed as: POSC-34


Thomas L. Dumm (Section 01)


[AP, PT] [PT - starting with the Class of 2015] This course is a study of aspects of the canon of American political thought. While examining the roots of American thought in Puritanism and Quakerism, the primary focus will be on American transcendentalism and its impact on subsequent thought. Among those whose works we are likely to consider are Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Walt Whitman, W.E.B. DuBois, William James, Jane Addams, John Dewey, Martin Luther King, Hannah Arendt, Richard Rorty, and Stanley Cavell.

Not open to first-year students.  Spring semester.  Professor Dumm.


2021-22: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2011, Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017