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Political Philosophy - Audio

by Steven B. Smith

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(PLSC 114) This course is intended as an introduction to political philosophy as seen through an examination of some of the major texts and thinkers of the Western political tradition. Three broad themes that are central to understanding political life are focused upon: the polis experience (Plato, Aristotle), the sovereign state (Machiavelli, Hobbes), constitutional government (Locke), and democracy (Rousseau, Tocqueville). The way in which different political philosophies have given expression to various forms of political institutions and our ways of life are examined throughout the course. This class was recorded in Fall 2006.

Customer Reviews

Solid introduction

You will definitely come away from this course with a good understanding of the key questions in Western political philosophy, and the ways in which some major thinkers engaged those questions. You'll also see how vast a subject this is, and when you finish this course you will realize that in fact you have only just begun.

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Enlightening

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