Fall 2015

The Political Theory of Liberalism

Listed in: Political Science, as POSC-211


Thomas L. Dumm (Section 01)


[PT] This course is a survey of Western liberal political theory from its 17th-century origins through some of its contemporary expressions. Among the thinkers whose works we may read are Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Mary Wollstonecraft, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Stuart Mill, Isaiah Berlin, John Rawls, Stanley Cavell, and Judith Sklar.

Limited to 40 students.  Fall semester.  Professor Dumm.

If Overenrolled: Priority given to political science majors. Others admitted to balance by class year and major.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2013, Fall 2015, Spring 2019, Spring 2021