Liberty, Equality, Authority: Modern Political Philosophy
Spring 2014 quarter
Individual liberty and equality among all people are the ideals that drive nearly all modern political philosophy. These ideals raise for us the problem: By what right does any government have power over people? What could constitute legitimate political authority ? In this program, we will read classics of modern political pihlosophy, including works by Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, and Mill, as well as some contemporary sources that extend as well as challenge the views of earlier thinkers. Students will also engage in research into contemporary political issues in connection with a political theory we study. Credit will be awarded in political philosophy.
Fields of Study
Preparatory for studies or careers in
Location and Schedule
Offered during: Evening and Weekend
Advertised schedule: 6-10p Wed, 10a-5:30p Sat (Apr. 5, 19, May 3, 17, 31)
Credits: 8 (Spring)
Class standing: Sophomore–Senior
Maximum enrollment: 25
Course Reference Number
Go to my.evergreen.edu to register for this program.
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