Fall 2015 The Political Theory of Liberalism
Political Science, as POSC-211
Course (Login required) Faculty Thomas L. Dumm (Section 01) Description
[PT] 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. Fall semester. Professor Dumm.
If Overenrolled: Priority given to political science majors. Others admitted to balance by class year and major. Course times and locations POSC 211 - L/D Section 01 Tu 01:00 PM - 02:20 PM OCTA 200 Th 01:00 PM - 02:20 PM OCTA 200 Textbooks
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ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
0140150943 The Portable Emerson Penguin Books Ralph Waldo Emerson, edited by Carl Bode Amherst Books TBD
0140431950 Leviathan Penguin Thomas Hobbes, with intro by C.B. MacPherson Amherst Books TBD
0553214144 On Liberty and Utilitarianism Bantam Classics John Stuart Mill, intro by Alan Dershowitz Amherst Books TBD
0674284178 Human Dignity Harvard University Press George Kateb Amherst Books TBD
0915144867 Second treatise of government Hackett Publishing Company John Locke, edited & intro by C.B. MacPherson Amherst Books TBD
1573928003 The theory of moral sentiments Prometheus Books Adam Smith Amherst Books TBD
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Amherst Books. If Overenrolled
Priority given to political science majors. Others admitted to balance by class year and major.