POLS 100. Ancient Political Thought
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.
Eligible for INTP
Fall 2017. Sharpe.
Spring 2019. Thakkar.
Spring 2020. Thakkar.
Catalog chapter: Political Science
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/political-science
Check the Spring 2018 Schedule of Courses