Please note: This course will be a seminar with a highly interactive approach. Class time will be devoted to discussion. All readings for this course will be available for free online through the course website. Please have the text available for reference during each class. Although we will only be reading short selections from each of these works, if you prefer to purchase paperback copies, they are listed under “recommended books.” Most available modern translations of these texts should be acceptable. No class on November 25.
Required supplies/fee & Recommended Books:
The books referenced in the course are listed below. Although we will only be reading short selections from each of these works, you may wish to purchase copies of them. Most available modern translations of these texts should be acceptable.
Machiavelli, Niccolò, The Prince and the Discourses
Hobbes, Thomas, Leviathan
Nietzsche, Friedrich, On the Genealogy of Morals
United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Weil, Simone, The Need for Roots: Prelude to A Declaration of Duties Toward Mankind
Weil, Simone, A Note on the Abolition of Political Parties
Arendt, Hannah, The Portable Hannah Arendt