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Virtue and Glory: Classical Political Theory
GOVT 337 FA
This course is a survey of pre-modern political theories, with attention to their major theoretical innovations, historical contexts, and contemporary relevance. Major themes will include the nature of political
and its relation to the cultivation of virtue, the origins of the ideas of law and freedom, the relation between knowledge and power and between politics and salvation. Readings will include Plato, Aristotle, Augustine,
Maimonides, Aquinas, and Machiavelli.
Aristotle, NICOMACHEAN ETHICS; POLITICS
St. Augustine, CITY OF GOD (selections)
Thomas Aquinas, SELECTED POLITICAL WRITINGS
Lerner & Mahdi, eds., MEDIEVAL POLITICAL
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
An essay; a quiz; a paper; final exam.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
This course, together with GOVT338 and GOVT339, provides a survey of major Western political theories, and at least two of these courses are recommended for students concentrating in political theory.
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- Instructor(s): Schwartz,Nancy L.
- Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC104;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 25)
- SR. major: 4 Jr. major: 8
- SR. non-major: 3 Jr. non-major: 2 SO: 8 FR: X
- Curricular Renewal: Ethical Reasoning
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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