Course Description

This course considers the political thinkers and doctrines from the 19th century to the present that have shaped government doctrine. They include: Leninism, nationalism, Fascism, National Socialism, and the teachings of Friedrich Nietzsche, Hannah Arendt, Michael Oakeshott, Jurgen Habermas, Michel Foucault, and John Rawls. Students who wish to take this course do not need to have taken Parts 1 and 2, which covered political philosophy from Plato through Karl Marx. | Lecture + Q&A.

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Section Title
Political Philosophy & Governing: Part 3
Online - Zoom
1:30PM to 2:45PM
Sep 16, 2020 to Nov 18, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

Please note: There are no prerequisites. The text has been used for Parts 1 and 2 of the course, so only the last third of the text applies to this course. It is therefore highly optional, since, as with my other courses, the class presentations are accompanied by extensive handouts posted on my website. 

Recommended text:
David Boucher and Paul Kelly (eds), Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present, 3rd edition (9780198708926)