Political Science | History of Political Theory II
Y382 | 3426 | Isaac
This course is a survey of the classic works of modern
political theory. We will read and discuss such thinkers as Hobbes, Locke,
Rousseau, Madison, Burke, Paine, Wollestonecraft, Mill and Marx, and analyze
both the logic of their arguments about human freedom, and the historical
contexts within which those arguments were made.
Readings: Locke, TWO TREATIES OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT; Hobbes,
LEVIATHAN; Rousseau, THE SOCIAL CONTRACT, AND DISCOURSES; Madison, et. al.,
THE FEDERALIST PAPERS; Burke, REFLECTION OF THE REVOLUTION IN FRANCE; Paine,
THE RIGHTS OF MAN; Wollenstonecraft, VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN;
Tucker, ed., THE MARX-ENGLES READER, 2nd ed..
Graduate students who want to enroll in Y382 for graduate
credit should contact Professor Isaac.