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History of Social and Political Philosophy: Modern Debates

Investigates leading modern and contemporary political philosophers, considering contrasts and continuities between classical idealism and modern pragmatism as well as the evolution of modern states and societies. Addresses the questions of whether the contemporary era is best understood as one of moral and intellectual decline, as some insist, or as one of democratic promise as others argue. Philosophers discussed may include Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Bentham, Marx, J.S. Mill, Nietzsche, Bloom, Arendt, and Rorty.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: HP

1 unit — McEnnerney

Offerings

Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Spring 2021 Block 8 History of Social and Political Philosophy: Modern Debates Ella Street TBA 25 / 14 04/17/2021
Spring 2022 Block 8 History of Social and Political Philosophy: Modern Debates Dennis McEnnerney TBA 25 / 25 04/17/2021
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