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GOV 314 • Classics Of Socl/Polit Thou
TTH 1100am-1230pm GAR 1.134
(also listed as
CTI 302 )
Classics of Social and Political Thought
CTI 302/GOV 314
Tuesday, Thursday; 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 pm
This class is a study of classic texts in the history of political economy. The basic problem of this course is to look at questions about economics from a political point of view. This is not a class in economic theory, but one that attempts to achieve a broader perspective on how economic questions are resolved. In addition to economic prosperity, we will consider other, sometimes competing, goals of the community, including the inculcation of virtue, the protection of freedom and equality, the cultivation of religion, and adherence to the moral law. We will approach these topics through the study of the great books.
List of Texts
Aristotle. Politics. Trans. Peter Simpson. University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 0807823279.
Thomas Aquinas. On Law, Morality, and Politics. Hackett Publishing. ISBN 9780872206632.
John Locke. Second Treatise of Government. Hackett. ISBN 0915144867.
Smith, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Volumes 1 and 2. Liberty Fund. ISBN 0865970068 and 0865970076.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau. The Major Political Writings. Trans. John Scott. The University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226921860.
Karl Marx. Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844. Prometheus Books. ISBN 087975446X.
Friedrich Hayek. The Road to Serfdom. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0226320553.
50%—Two 5-7 page papers on topics to be assigned in class, each worth 25% of overall grade
10%—Attendance and participation