Classic Works in Political Philosophy - Machiavelli to Marx

15 points

Not offered 2024

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This course is an introduction to the history of political philosophy. It will focus on a number of topics including Machiavelli's The Prince, early modern constitutionalism, the invention of the modern state, the theory of sovereignty, political reason, the origins of social science, liberty and utilitarianism. The individual theorists who will be discussed include Bodin, Filmer, Locke, Hume, Burke, Bentham, and, Tocqueville, Marx & Mill.


Any 15 points at 100 level from EURA, PHIL, or
POLS, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.


POLS201; PHIL239

Equivalent Courses

POLS201; PHIL239