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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  Dec 17, 2017
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

POLS 100. Ancient Political Theory: Plato to Hobbes

This course will consider the development of political thought in the ancient and medieval periods and the emergence of a distinctively modern political outlook. Special attention will be paid to the differences between the way the ancients and the moderns thought about ethics, reason, wisdom, politics, democracy, law, power, justice, the individual, and the community. Key philosophers include Plato, Aristotle, and Hobbes.
Social sciences.
2 credits.
Eligible for INTP
Fall 2017. Sharpe.
Fall 2018. Sharpe.
Catalog chapter: Political Science  
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