Spring 2019 The Political Theory of Liberalism
Political Science, as POSC-211
Course (Login required) Faculty Thomas L. Dumm (Section 01) Description
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.
Spring semester. Professor Dumm.
If Overenrolled: Priority given to political science majors. Others admitted to balance by class year and major. Keywords Attention to Speaking Course times and locations POSC 211 - L/D Section 01 Tu 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM OCTA 200 Th 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM 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.
This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.
ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
9780140150940 The Portable Emerson (Viking Portable Library) Penguin Classics Ralph Waldo Emerson Amherst Books From $3.42-$23.98
9780140431957 Leviathan (Penguin Classics) Penguin Classics Thomas Hobbes Amherst Books From $5.00-$23.98
9780300100181 Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration Yale University Press John Locke Amherst Books From $4.58-$25.34
9780553214147 On Liberty and Utilitarianism (Bantam Classics) Bantam Classics John Stuart Mill Amherst Books From $4.17-$17.98
9780865970120 The Theory of Moral Sentiments (Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith, vol.1) Liberty Classics Adam Smith Amherst Books From $9.65-$19.49
9780226098210 Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome: The Constitution of Emersonian Perfectionism: The Carus Lectures, 1988 (Paul Carus Lectures) University of Chicago Press Stanley Cavell Amherst Books From $26.00-$35.24
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Amherst Books. If Overenrolled
Priority given to political science majors. Others admitted to balance by class year and major.