Spring 2021 Schedule / CLASSIC PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN NATURE AND POLITICS
Coordinators: Sanford Kessler, Bob Gottfried
In this course, we will consider how some of the great Western political philosophers viewed the relationship between human nature and politics. Topics covered will include the purpose of government, political leadership, the scope of freedom, and the relationship between ethics and politics. Students will read aloud and discuss short selections from the works of Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, Mill, and Nietzsche.