PSCI181 - MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT

This course will provide an overview of major figures and themes of modern political thought. We will focus on themes and questions pertinent to political theory in the modern era, particularly focusing on the relationship of the individual to community, society, and state. Although the emergence of the individual as a central moral, political, and conceptual category arguably began in earlier eras, it is in the seventeenth century that it takes firm hold in defining the state, political institutions, moral thinking, and social relations. The centrality of "the individual" has created difficulties, even paradoxes, for community and social relations, and political theorists have struggled to reconicle those throughout the modern era. We will consider the political forms that emerged out of those struggles, as well as the changed and distinctly "modern" conceptualizations of political theory such as freedom, responsibilty, justice, rights and obligations, as central categories for organizing moral and political life.
Section 001 - LEC
TR 0130PM-0230PM
KENNEDY, ELLEN LEE
ANNENBERG SCHOOL 110
Section 201 - REC
F 1000AM-1100AM
WOODWARD-BURNS, ROBINSON
WILLIAMS HALL 741
Section 202 - REC
T 0430PM-0530PM
WOODWARD-BURNS, ROBINSON
WILLIAMS HALL 741
Section 203 - REC
T 0300PM-0400PM
ROTHSTEIN, SIDNEY
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 237
Section 204 - REC
T 0300PM-0400PM
REGINA, CARLY B
CASTER BUILDING A19
Section 205 - REC
R 0300PM-0400PM
ROTHSTEIN, SIDNEY
WILLIAMS HALL 28
Section 206 - REC
R 0300PM-0400PM
REGINA, CARLY B
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 16
Section 207 - REC
R 0430PM-0530PM
ROTHSTEIN, SIDNEY
WILLIAMS HALL 3
Section 208 - REC
R 0430PM-0530PM
WOODWARD-BURNS, ROBINSON
MCNEIL BUILDING 582
Section 209 - REC
T 0430PM-0530PM
REGINA, CARLY B
WILLIAMS HALL 28
Section 789 - REC
TBA TBA-

University of Pennsylvania
208 S. 37th Street, Room 217
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6215
Phone: (215) 898-7641

Anne Norton Chair
Matthew Levendusky Graduate Chair
Marc Meredith Undergraduate Chair