Historical and Political Thought Syllabus

Fall 2022 Semester

View the Fall 2022 Historical and Political Thought syllabus [pdf].

The Fall 2022 DS Bookshelf

Herodotus
The History

Thucydides
History of the Peloponnesian War

Plato
Republic

Aristotle
The Politics

The Hebrew Bible

Oxford Revised Standard version, 2018

Livy
The Rise of Rome: Books 1-5

Tacitus
Annals

Augustine
City of God

Aquinas
Treatise on Law

   

Fall 2022 Seminar Discussion Sections

Benjamin Barasch
Paul Freedman
Mordechai Levy-Eichel
Isaac Nakhimovsky
Timothy Robinson
Steven Smith
Norma Thompson

Lectures: Wednesdays 11:35am-12:25pm, HQ L02

 

Spring 2022 Semester

View the Spring 2022 Historical and Political Thought syllabus [pdf].

The Spring 2022 DS Bookshelf

Thomas Hobbes
Leviathan

John Locke
Second Treatise of Government

Niccolo Machiavelli
Selected Political Writings

Rousseau
The Discourses and other
political writings

Arendt
The Origins of Totalitarianism

Edmund Burke
Reflections on the Revolution in
France

Immanuel Kant
Perpetual Peace and Other Essays

Alexis de Tocqueville
Democracy in America

Karl Marx
Selected Writings

Friedrich Nietzsche
On the Genealogy of Morals

W.E.B. Du Bois
The Souls of Black Folk

Spring 2022 Seminar Discussion Sections

            01: MW 2.30-3.45pm [Prof. Bryan Garsten]

            02: TTh 1-2.15pm [Prof. Stuart Semmel]

            03: TTh 1-2.15pm [Prof. Jette Gindner]

            04: TTh 2.30-3.45pm [Prof. Dan Schillinger]

            05: TTh 2.30-3.45pm [Prof. Ben Barasch]

            06: TTh 9-10.15am [Prof. Tim Kreiner]

            07: MW 1-2.15pm [Prof. Anthony Kronman]

Lectures:        Mondays 11:35am-12:25pm