POLI 357: Political Philosophy: Hobbes to Human Rights 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