Robert Lane, Ph.D.

 
Political Philosophy (PHIL 4115)
Spring 2003
Course Schedule

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THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE IS TENTATIVE AND MAY CHANGE AS THE SEMESTER PROGRESSES. THIS INCLUDES TEST DATES AND DUE DATES FOR PAPERS, WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. If the class finds a specific topic especially interesting and/or difficult, then we may spend more than the allotted time on that topic. If you miss class, it is your responsibility to keep up with test dates, due dates, and reading assignments, either by checking the class web site or contacting Dr. Lane directly.

Any updates to original course schedule will be indicated below, in red.

January
6 M Introduction to the course
8 W Political societies & political authority
10 F Plato: The Republic
13 M Plato: The Republic
15 W Plato: The Republic
17 F Plato: The Republic
20 M NO CLASS: MLK HOLIDAY
22 W Plato: The Republic
24 F Plato: The Republic
27 M Plato: The Republic
29 W Plato: The Republic
31 F Aristotle: Politics

February
3 M Aristotle: Politics
5 W Aristotle: Politics
7 F Aristotle: Politics
10 M Aristotle: Politics
12 W Aristotle: Politics
14 F Review and catch-up
17 M Test 1
19 W Hobbes: Leviathan
21 F Hobbes: Leviathan
24 M Hobbes: Leviathan
26 W Hobbes: Leviathan
28 F Hobbes: Leviathan

March
3 M Locke: Second Treatise of Government
5 W Locke: Second Treatise of Government
7 F Locke: Second Treatise of Government
10 M Locke: Second Treatise of Government
12 W PAPER 1 DUE. Locke: Second Treatise of Government
14 F NO CLASS. Dr. Lane is out of town for a conference.
17 M NO CLASS: SPRING BREAK
19 W NO CLASS: SPRING BREAK
21 F NO CLASS: SPRING BREAK
24 M Marx and Engels: The Communist Manifesto
26 W Marx and Engels: The Communist Manifesto
28 F Marx and Engels: The Communist Manifesto
31 M Mill: On Liberty

April
2 W Mill: On Liberty
4 F Mill: On Liberty
7 M Rawls: A Theory of Justice
9 W Rawls: A Theory of Justice
11 F Rawls: A Theory of Justice
14 M Rawls: A Theory of Justice
16 W Nozick: Anarchy, State, Utopia
18 F Nozick: Anarchy, State, Utopia
21 M Nozick: Anarchy, State, Utopia
23 W Nussbaum: "Feminist Critique…"
25 F PAPER 2 DUE. Nussbaum: "Feminist Critique…"
28 M Review / wrap-up

Wednesday April 30 (2pm - 4pm)


IMPORTANT DATES:
August 6-8: Drop/Add and late registration
February 27: Last Day to withdraw with grade of "W"
April 28: Last Day of Regular Class

 


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