A selected survey of the political and moral thought of Europe from the rise of Athenian democracy to the Renaissance, with emphasis on analysis and discussion of writers such as Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, Castiglione, and Machiavelli. The course aims to introduce students to basic texts in the intellectual history of Western Europe, understood both as products of a particular time and place and as self-contained arguments that strive to instruct and persuade. The texts are simultaneously used to chart the careers of such fundamental notions as liberty, virtue, and justice. Preference given to Text and Tradition and IPH students.
Course Attributes: EN HBU HumAS HUMAS LCDFA HUMAMP
Section 01AMP: Early Political Thought
INSTRUCTOR: GaisView Course Listing