This course will investigate these and other questions of political philosophy as they have been discussed by some of the main figures of European and American political thought from the seventeenth century forward.
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan
John Locke, A Second Treatise of
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract
John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism,
Liberty, and The
Subjection of Women.
Karl Marx, Collected
John Rawls, Ben Rogers'
wonderful article on Rawls
Robert Nozick, Obituary
in the Harvard University Gazette
Last revised on December 31, 2001