Liberty, Equality, Authority: Modern Political Philosophy


Spring 2014 quarter

Taught by

philosophy

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.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

This program will be excellent preparation for further study in philosophy, history, political economy, and more broadly the humanities and social sciences; it will also prepare students for work in government or law. 

Location and Schedule

Campus location

Olympia

Schedule

Offered during: Evening and Weekend

Advertised schedule: 6-10p Wed, 10a-5:30p Sat (Apr. 5, 19, May 3, 17, 31)

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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning

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Registration Information

Credits: 8 (Spring)

Class standing: Sophomore–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25

Spring

Course Reference Number

So - Sr (8 credits): 30236

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