Course Catalog

POLS 372 Liberalism and its Critics 3 Credits
There are two sets of fundamental questions this course aims to examine. The first set questions the basis of political obligation: How does a political community get constituted? What are the criteria by which a government can be judged to be "just"? What are the conditions under which civil disobedience is not only legitimate but also necessary? Reading Hobbes, Locke and Mill will help us to answer this first set of questions. The second set of problematize the basic assumptions of the liberal political philosophers. Particularly, the categories of the "individual" and "reason/rationality" come under close scrutiny through close readings of works by the likes of Adorno, Horkheimer and Foucault.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2005-2006 Liberalism and its Critics 3
Fall 2004-2005 Liberalism and its Critics 3
Summer 2003-2004 Liberalism and its Critics 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements: