GFPT 302 G. Klosko
Modern Political Theory Cabell 248B; x4-3092
Spring 2002 firstname.lastname@example.org
Books have been ordered at the University bookstore and should be purchased if at all
possible. All material is on reserve in Clemons Library. Shorter Readings are on reserve
only (on the course toolklit page).
- Hobbes, Leviathan(Cambridge, paperback): Chaps. 1-18, 20-21, 26, 28-30, Review
- Locke, The Second Treatise on Civil Government, in Two Treatises of Government
- Hume, Hume’s Moral and Political Philosophy, H. Aiken, ed. (Hafner, paper): pages:
1-130, 185-206, 356-372
Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws (Cambridge, paperback): Books 1-12, 14, 19
The Federalist, #’s 9, 10, 47, 51 (on reserve only)
- Rousseau, The Basic Political Writings(Hackett paperback):
Discourse on Political Economy (pp. 111-127);
The Social Contract
- Bentham: Selections, in Introduction to Contemporary Civilization in the West(on
reserve only: on toolkit page)
J.S. Mill, On Liberty (Hackett, paperback)
- W. F. Hegel, The Philosophy of Right(Oxford, paperback),
- 1-36, 105-223 (in conjunction with “Additions,” pp. 259-97)
- Tucker, ed., The Marx-Engels Reader, Second Edition
(Norton, paperback): pages (to be read in this order): 3-6, 681-2, 469-500, 146-200,
143-145, 203-217, 294-302, 361-76, 419-442, 760-68
- Midterm and final examinations. Date of midterm, tentatively: March 20 and 25 (two-
- Analytical paper, on subject of your own choosing (approx 12. pp.), due Wednesday 24
April. Late papers will be penalized; incompletes will not be given.
Grading: final exam and paper count 37%; midterm counts 25% (with class participation
then added). Final examination is loosely cumulative.
- Discussion Section: You must attend discussion section; attendance will be taken, and
excessive absences penalized. You must do the reading and be prepared to
discuss it. Class participation will be taken into consideration and weighed
heavily in grading.
Secondary Sources in the History of Political Theory (on reserve)
- H. Sabine, The History of Political Theory.
- Plamenatz, Man and Society, two vols. (Machiavelli through Marx)
- Forsyth and M. Keens-Soper, eds., A Guide to the Political Classics: Plato to
Rousseau (Oxford, 1988)
- Forsyth, M. Keens-Soper, and J. Hoffman, eds., The PoliticalClassics: Hamilton
to Mill (Oxford, 1993)
- Hampsher-Monk, A History of Modern Political Thought.
Also useful are: Encyclopedia of Philosophy, International Encyclopedia of the Social
Sciences, Encyclopedia Britannica.