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 0300PM-0400PM
KENNEDY, ELLEN
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB A1
Section 201 - REC
R 0400PM-0500PM
BARNARD, ANDREW
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 237
Section 202 - REC
F 1000AM-1100AM
BARNARD, ANDREW
WILLIAMS HALL 5
Section 203 - REC
F 1100AM-1200PM
BARNARD, ANDREW
CLAIRE M. FAGIN HALL (NURSING 112
Section 204 - REC
M 1000AM-1100AM
KIM, JUMAN
MCNEIL BUILDING 167-8
Section 205 - REC
M 1100AM-1200PM
KIM, JUMAN
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 323
Section 206 - REC
F 0100PM-0200PM
KOUTNIK, GREGORY
STITELER HALL B30
Section 207 - REC
F 1000AM-1100AM
KOUTNIK, GREGORY
WILLIAMS HALL 28
Section 208 - REC
F 1100AM-1200PM
KOUTNIK, GREGORY
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 3C2
Section 209 - REC
M 0300PM-0400PM
KIM, JUMAN
WILLIAMS HALL 317
Section 050 - REC

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