Middlebury

PSCI0101A-F20

Intro to Political Philosophy

Introduction to Political Philosophy
What is politics and how should it be studied? Is there a best regime? A best way of life? How are these two things related, if at all? Can we gain knowledge of such topics? We will examine these questions through a study of the some or all of the following texts: Plato, Apology of Socrates, Republic; Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Politics; Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War; St. Augustine, Confessions; St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Summa Contra Gentiles; Machiavelli, The Prince; Hobbes, Leviathan; Locke, Second Treatise on Government; Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men; Marx, The Communist Manifesto, The German Ideology, Capital; and Weber, ā€œScience as a Vocation.ā€ 4 hrs. lect./disc. (Political Theory)
Course Reference Number (CRN):
91459
Subject Code:
PSCI
Course Number:
0101
Section Identifier:
A

Course

PSCI 0101

All Sections in Fall 2020

Fall 2020

PSCI0101A-F20 Lecture (Dry)
PSCI0101X-F20 Discussion (Dry)
PSCI0101Y-F20 Discussion (Dry)