Syllabus _ Introduction to Political Thought _ Political Science _ MIT OpenCourseWare


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Unformatted text preview: ds, justice, democracy, and the proper relationship of the individual to the state. One aim will be to understand the strengths and weaknesses of various regimes and philosophical approaches in order to gain a critical perspective on our own. Thinkers include Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, and Tocqueville. Co u rse Meetin g T imes CALENDAR READINGS Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session Co u rse Req u iremen ts ASSIGNMENTS DOWNLOAD COURSE MATERIALS A CTIVITIE S PE R CE NTA GE S First P a pe r (5­7 pa ge s) LECTURE NOTES 25% S e c o n d P a p e r (5 ­7 p a g e s ) 35% F...
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