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    Skidmore College
   
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Catalog 2017-2018
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PL 102 - Introduction to Political Philosophy


Credits: 3
Study of seminal works in political philosophy. Students will examine texts by thinkers such as Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Bacon, Rousseau, Wollstonecraft, Marx, Tocqueville, Madison, Jefferson, and Nietzsche in an effort to uncover both classical and modern answers to enduring human questions. We seek to find, through these texts, comprehensive and consistent answers to the question of human happiness and its relation to political life, justice, friendship, obligation, regimes, political and moral virtue or excellence, science, and religious faith. Students will learn how to read texts carefully, to think critically, and to write well.
Note(s): Not open to students who have taken GO 303 or GO 304H. Please note that this course does not fulfill any requirements of Skidmore's Department of Philosophy. (Fulfills humanities requirement.) *This course is not an equivalent or a substitution for PH110W.
F. Taylor and N. Taylor



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