POLI 357: Political Philosophy: Hobbes to Human Rights (Rev. C3) Report a Broken Link

Political Philosophy: Hobbes to Human Rights introduces early modern and modern political philosophy. The course provides a solid grounding in the content of Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan, John Locke’s Second Treatise on Government, Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Social Contract, John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty, and Harriet Taylor Mill's Enfranchisement of Women. Attention is also given to the political writings of Mary Wollstonecraft, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Engels.

Unit 1: Re-Ordering Political Philosophy: The Individual

Unit 2: Hobbes on Human Nature

Unit 3: Hobbes on Civil Society

Unit 4: Locke: An Overview

Unit 5: Locke's Politics

Unit 6: Rousseau

Unit 7: The Rights of Woman: Wollstonecraft

Unit 8: Harriet Taylor and John Stuart Mill

Unit 9: Marx and Engels

Unit 10: Human Rights

Unit 11: Conclusion: Re-Visioning Continues

Assignment 3

Nadeau, C.-E. Mary Wollstonecraft

Turner, L. Dualism in social contract theory.