Historical and Political Thought Syllabus

Spring 2021 Semester

View the Spring 2021 Historical and Political Thought syllabus [pdf].

The Spring 2021 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 2021 Seminar Discussion Sections

01 Thompson, Norma        MW 2:30pm-3:45pm

02 Sorkin, David                   MW 2:30pm-3:45pm

03 Semmel, Stuart               MW 1-2:15pm

04 Kreiner, Timothy           TTh 2:30pm-3:45pm

05 Barasch, Benjamin        MW 4-5:15pm

06 Renaud, Terence           TTh 1-2:15pm

07 Schillinger, Dan              MW 9-10:15am

Fall 2020 Semester

View the Fall 2020 Historical and Political Thought syllabus [pdf].

The Fall 2020 DS Bookshelf

Herodotus
The History

Thucydides
History of the Peloponnesian War

Plato
The Trial and Death of Socrates

Aristotle
The Politics

Livy
The Rise of Rome: Books 1-5

Tacitus
Annals

Augustine
City of God

Aquinas
Treatise on Law

   

Fall 2020 Seminar Discussion Sections

1. Steven Smith                    TTH 9-10:15
2. Paul Freedman                TTH 1-2:15
3. Norma Thompson        MW 2:30-3:45
4. Terence Renaud             MW 1-2.15
5. Stuart Semmel                MW 1-2:15
6. Isaac Nakhimovsky     TTH 1-2:15
7. Daniel Schillinger           MW 2:30-3:45