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Fall 2017
Nov 24, 2017
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GOVT 582 - Renn & Early Mod Pol Thought
 Symposium on 16th and 17th century Political Thought:

The aim of this (over/under) seminar is to examine together selected writings of six thinkers in the history of Renaissance and Early Modern Political Thought. Our reading of the texts will be complimented by some selected secondary writings accompanying each thinker. Their purpose is not to think for us, but to assist us in considering contextual and interpretive issues and debates of relevance to these thinkers, and in considering such problems as: counsel, authority, sovereignty, tyranny, obedience, civil government, justice, equality. 

Primary Thinkers: Erasmus Machiavelli, Bacon, Shakespeare, Hobbes, Locke

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Government Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      MN or MC Graduate

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