Recent Political Thought
This course, the last in a series of independent [but sequential] courses sur veying Western Political Thought, has two general tasks. It seeks to illuminate the ideas of several key intellectuals who have offered challenges to the way we view society and how we understand our own relationship to one another and to government. Second, we will examine the alternative visions of the future that these thinkers provide from the possibilities of international peace, the politics of population and food supply, to competing approaches to the question of justice.
Some of the issues we will examine include: democracy, justice, freedom, nature, history and politics, race, class, gender, the founding of political science, war, ethics, religion and politics, justice, slavery, and law.
Upper division standing or instructor consent
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