Major - Great Political Questions II

POLI 2107  Great Political Questions II


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




What is power? Can nature be controlled? Are humans good or evil? Is a bad law everyone follows better than a good law nobody follows? These questions will be asked in the context of the distinction between the state of nature and civil society, the place of democracy, the concept of sovereignty, nationalism, the rise of totalitarianism, and the early transformative influence of technology. They will be answered by reading a selection of works from early modern, late modern, and postmodern political thinkers. This course may be credited towards History and Philosophy.

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