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Approaches to the History of Political Thought

Instructor(s): Jennifer Pitts
Spring 2022

This course will examine some of the most influential recent statements of method in the history of political thought, alongside work by the same authors that may (or may not) put those methods or approaches into practice. We will read works by Quentin Skinner, Reinhart Koselleck, J. G. A. Pocock, Leo Strauss, Sheldon Wolin, Michel Foucault, and David Scott among others, with some emphasis on writings about Hobbes and questions of sovereignty and the state.

PLSC 42420 | SCTH 42420 | CCCT 42420