PHIL 440 History of Social and Political Philosophy

Examines major philosophical views on the origin and justification of political obligation. Includes readings in political theory from classical philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, and Augustine from the classical period; Kant, Rousseau, Hobbes, Locke, Spinoza, and Mill from the modern period; and Rawls, Mills, and Pateman from the twentieth century. Topics will include the origin of the state, the authority of the state over the individual, and the consent of the governed. Offered odd years.



Cross Listed Courses

HIST 440


PHIL 204 or PHIL 205 or permission of the instructor


History and Philosophy