Modern Political Theory

University of Nottingham (2018)

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Course Handbook


Week 1

1. Introduction and Enlightenment

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Lecture 1 Presentation

General Reading

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Burns & Goldie eds., The Cambridge History of Political Thought (Cambridge: CUP) SEE SIDEBAR

Boucher & Kelly eds.(1974) Political Thinkers from Socrates to the Present (Oxford: OUP)

Hallowell, J.H. and J.M. Porter (1997) Political Philosophy: The Search for Humanity and Order (Prentice Hall)

Israel, J.(2008) Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752 (Oxford: OUP)

Israel, J. (2002) Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity, 1650- 1750 (Oxford: OUP)

Hampsher-Monk, I. (1993) A History of Modern Political Thought (Wiley-Blackwell)

Rahe, P. (1994) Republics Ancient and Modern (University of North Carolina Press) (3 vols)

Sabine, G. (1948) A History of Political Thought (George G Harrap)

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Skinner, Quentin (1979) The Foundations of Modern Political Thought (Cambridge: CUP), Volume 1: The Renaissance SEE SIDEBAR

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Skinner, Quentin (1979) The Foundations of Modern Political Thought (Cambridge: CUP), Volume 2: The Age of Reformation SEE SIDEBAR

Wolin, Sheldon and Wendy Brown (2016) Politics and Vision (Princeton University Press)

Wootton, David (2009) Modern Political Thought: Readings from Machiavelli to Nietzsche (Hackett Publishing Co.)

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Week 2

2. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Discourse on the Origins of Inequality

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Lecture 2 Presentation

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Some Notes on Lecture 2

3. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Social Contract

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Lecture 3 Presentation

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Some Notes on Lecture 3

Reading

Required Reading

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Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, The Social Contract and Discourse on the Origins of Inequality

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Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, Second Discourse on Inequality (Highlights)

Articles

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Allers, Ulrich (1958), ‘Rousseau’s Second Discourse,’ The Review of Politics, Vol.20, No.1, pp. 91-120

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Dent & O’Hagan (1998), ‘Rousseau on Amour Propre,’ Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 72, pp. 57-73 & p. 75

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Grimsley, Ronald (1968), ‘Rousseau as a Critic of Society,’ Yale French Studies, 40, pp. 5-17

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MacAdam, J. (1972), ‘The Discourse on Inequality and the Social Contract,’ Philosophy, Vol.47, No.182, pp.308-321

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Melzer, Arthur (1980), ‘Rousseau and the Problem of Bourgeois Society,’ American Political Science Review, Vol.74, No.4, pp. 1018-33

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Moran, Francis (1993), ‘Between Primates and Primitives: Natural Man as the Missing Link in Rousseau’s Second Discourse,’ Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol.54, No.1, pp. 37-58

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Scott, John (1992), ‘The Theodicy of the Second Discourse: The Pure “State of Nature” and Rousseau’s Political Thought,’ American Political Science Review, Vol.86, No.3, pp.696-711

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Shklar, Judith N. (1978), ‘Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Equality,’ Daedalus, Vol.107, No.3, pp. 13-25

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Skillen, Anthony (1985), ‘Rousseau and the Fall of Social Man,’ Philosophy, Vol.60, No.231, pp. 105-21

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Wilkins, Burleigh Taylor (1959), ‘The Nature of Rousseau,’ The Journal of Politics, Vol.21, No.4, pp. 663-84

Books

Cassirer, Ernst (1989), The Question of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (New haven: Yale University Press)

Charvet, J. (1974), The Social Problem in the Philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Cambridge: CUP)

Cobban, A. B. C. (1964), Rousseau and the Modern State (London: Allen & Unwin)

Cohen, Joshua (2010), Rousseau: A Free Community of Equals (Oxford: OUP) E-book

Delaney, James (2009), Starting with Rousseau (London: Continuum) E-book

Dent, Nicholas (2005), Rousseau (London: Routledge)

Masters Roger (1968), The Political Philosophy of Rousseau (Princeton University Press)

Plattner, Marc (1979), Rousseau’s State of Nature: An Interpretation of the Discourse on Inequality (Dekalb: Northern Illinois University Press)

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Riley Patrick ed. (2001), The Cambridge Companion to Rousseau (Cambridge: CUP) SEE SIDEBAR

Scott, John (2006), Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Critical Assessments of Leading Political Philosophers (London; Routledge)

Simpson, Matthew (2009), Rousseau: A Guide for the Perplexed (London: Continuum)

Wokler, Robert (2006), Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)


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Week 3

4. Edmund Burke I

Reflections on the Revolution in France I

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Lecture 4 Presentation

5. Edmund Burke II

Reflections on the Revolution in France II

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Lecture 5 Presentation

Reading

Required Reading

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Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France

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Key Quotes

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Selections from Burke’s Reflections

Articles

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Armitage, David (2000) ‘Edmund Burke and Reason of State,’ Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 61, No. 4, pp. 617-634

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Conniff, James (1977) ‘Burke, Bristol, and the Concept of Representation,’ The Western Political Quarterly, Vol.30, No.3, pp. 329-341

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Freeman, Michael (1978) ‘Edmund Burke and the Theory of Revolution,’ Political Theory, Vol. 6, No. 3 (1978), pp. 277-297

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Hampsher-Monk, Iain (2005) ‘Edmund Burke’s Changing Justification for Intervention,’ The Historical Journal, Vol.48, No.1, pp. 65-100

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Spinner, Jeff (1991) ‘Constructing Communities: Edmund Burke on Revolution,’ Polity, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 395-421

Books

Butler, Marilyn (ed.) (1984) Burke, Paine, Godwin and the Revolution Controversy (Cambridge:CUP)

Freeman, M. (1982) Edmund Burke and the Critique of Political Radicalism (Wiley-Blackman)

Crowe, I. ed., An Imaginative Whig: Reassessing the Life and Thought of Edmund Burke, Esp. chs. 3 and 4
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    3. Burke and the Argument from Human Nature

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    4. Burke’s Conservatism

Himmelfarb, Gertrude & Gordon Brown (2008) The Roads to Modernity (Vintage)

Kirk, R., The Conservative Mind : from Burke to Eliot, especially chapters 1 and 2
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    1. The Idea of Conservatism

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    2. Burke and the Politics of Prescription

Lock, F.P. (2012) Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France (Routledge)

MacCunn, J., The Political Philosophy of Burke, especially chapters 3-7 and ch.10
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    3.Prudence

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    4. What is a People?

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    5(a) – Conservatism: The Impracticability of Radical Reform

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    5(b) – Conservatism: The Undesirability of Radical Reform

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    6. The Wisdom of Our Ancestors

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    7. The Limits of Toleration

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    10(a) – Rights: What are the Rights of Man?

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    10(b) – Rights: Rights and Circumstances

Macleod, Emma (2018) A War of Ideas : British Attitudes to the Wars against Revolutionary France, 1792-1802 (Routledge), Section on Edmund Burke and the war against the French Revolution

Macpherson, C.B. (1980) Burke (Oxford Paperbacks)

Plamenatz, John (1992) Man and Society, Vol.1 (Longman)

Stanlis, Peter & Russell Kirk (2011) Edmund Burke and the Natural Law (Literary Licensing)

Whale, John ed. (2013) Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France : new interdisciplinary essays (Manchester University Press)

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Week 4

6. Mary Wollstonecraft I

Vindication of the Rights of Woman I

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Lecture 6 Presentation

7. Mary Wollstonecraft II

Vindication of the Rights of Woman II

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Lecture 7 Presentation

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Lecture 7 Handout

Reading

Required Reading

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Full text – Mary Wollstonecraft (1792) Vindication of the Rights of Woman (see especially chapters 1-3, 9, 12)

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Author’s introduction

Books

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Johnson, Claudia (2002) The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft (Cambridge: CUP) SEE SIDEBAR

Craciun, Adriana (2002), A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Women (Routledge)

Coole, Diana (1993), Women in Political Theory: From Ancient Misogyny to Contemporary Feminism, (Prentice Hall) ch. 5

Evans, Judith (1986) et. al. (1986), Feminism and Political Theory (Sage Publications), especially ‘Rationalism and Romanticism: Two Strategies for Women’s Liberation’

Gatens, Moira (1991), Feminism and Philosophy: Perspectives on Difference and Equality (Cambridge: Polity Press), ch. 2

Gordon, Lyndall (2005), Mary Wollstonecraft

Hague, Ros (2011), Autonomy and Identity: The Politics of Who We Are (Little, Brown & Co.), especially ch. 3:

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Chapter 3 – Mary Wollstonecraft and the Politics of Self-control

Hannam, June (2012), Feminism, especially chapters 1&2
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    1. The Problem

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    2. The Beginnings of Modern Feminism

Hodson, Jane (2007), Language and Revolution in Burke, Wollstonecraft, Paine and Godwin (Routledge)

Taylor, Barbara (eds.) (2007), Women, Gender and Enlightenment (Palgrave Macmillan)

Lyndon Shanley, Mary (ed.) (1990), Feminist interpretations and Political Theory (Cambridge: Polity Press), Chapter on Wollstonecraft

Reynolds, Sian (ed.) (1986), Women, State and Revolution: Essays on Power and Gender in Europe since 1789 (Wheatsheaf Books), esp. ‘Mary Wollstonecraft and the French Revolution or Feminism and the Rights of Man’

Spender, Dale ed. (1983), Feminist Theorists: Three Centuries of Women’s Intellectual Traditions (The Women’s Press Ltd.), esp. M. Brody ‘Mary Wollstonecraft: Sexuality and Women’s Rights’

Taylor, Barbara (2016), Eve and the New Jerusalem: Socialism and Feminism in the Nineteenth Century (Virago), especially Chapter 1

Taylor, Barbara (2003), Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination (Cambridge: CUP)

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Week 5

8. Immanuel Kant I

Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals I

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Lecture 8 Presentation

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Lecture 8 Notes

9. Immanuel Kant II

Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals II

Reading

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Immanuel Kant, Groundwork for the Metaphysic of Morals

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Very Short Kant

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Koorsgard (2005) Fellow Creatures: Kantian Ethics and Our Duties to Animals

Articles

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Ashford & Mulgan (2012), ‘Contractualism’, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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Bielefeldt, H. (1997), ‘Autonomy and Republicanism: Immanuel Kant’s Philosophy of Freedom,’ Political Theory, Vol.25, No.4, pp.524-558

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DeLue, S. M. (1980), ‘Aristotle, Kant and Rawls on Moral Motivation in a Just Society,’ The American Political Science Review, Vol.74, No.2, pp.385-393

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Dodson, K. E. (1997), ‘Autonomy and Authority in Kant’s Rechtslehre,’ Political Theory, Vol.25, No.1, pp.93-111

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Elshtain, J. B. (1981), ‘Kant, Politics, and Persons: The Implications of His Moral Philosophy,’ Polity, Vol.14, No.2, pp. 205-221

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Formosa, P. (2008), ‘All Politics Must Bend Its Knee Before Right: Kant on the Relation of Morals to Politics,’ Social Theory and Practice, Vol.34, No.2, pp.157- 182

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Forschler, Scott (2013) ‘Two Dogmas of Kantian Ethics’, Journal of Value Inquiry, Vol.47, No.3, pp. 255-69

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Goerner, E. A. (1975), ‘On Patrick Riley’s “On Kant as the Most Adequate of the Social Contract Theorists”,’ Political Theory, Vol.3, No.4, pp. 467-468

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Hare, R. M. (1993), ‘Could Kant Have Been a Utilitarian?’ Utilitas, Vol.5, No.1, pp. 1-16

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Johnson, R., (2013), ‘Kant’s Moral Philosophy,’ The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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Kaufman, A. (1997), ‘Reason, Self-legislation and Legitimacy: Conceptions of Freedom in the Political Thought of Kant and Rousseau,’ The Review of Politics, Vol.59, No.1, pp. 25-52

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Nelson, E. S. (2004), ‘Moral and Political Prudence in Kant,’ International Philosophical Quarterly, Vol.44, No.3, pp. 305-320

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Riley, P. (1973), ‘On Kant as the Most Adequate of the Social Contract Theorists,’ Political Theory, Vol.1, No.4, pp.450-471

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Sokoloff, W.W. (2001), ‘Kant and the Paradox of Respect,’ American Journal of Political Science, Vol.45, No.4, pp.768-779

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Teuber, A. (1983), ‘Kant’s Respect for Persons,’ Political Theory, Vol.11, No.3, pp.369-392

Books

Banham, Gary (2003) Kant’s Practical Philosophy: From Critique to Doctrine (Palgrave Macmillan)

Ellis, Elisabeth (2007) Kant’s Politics: Provisional Theory for an Uncertain World (Yale University Press)

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Flikschuh, Katrin (2009) Kant and Modern Political Philosophy (Cambridge: CUP) SEE SIDEBAR

Guyer, Paul (2014) Kant (Routledge)

Hutchings, Kimberly (1995) Kant, Critique and Politics (Routledge)

Kant, I., Political Writings, ed. Hans Reiss (Cambridge: CUP)

Kerstein, Samuel (2010) Kant’s Search for the Supreme Principle of Morality (Cambridge: CUP)

Meld Shell, Susan (1980) The Rights of Reason: A Study of Kant’s Philosophy and Politics (University of Toronto Press)

Parfit, Derek (2011) On What Matters (Oxford: Oxford University Press)

Reath, Andrews (2006) Agency and Autonomy in Kant’s Moral Theory (Oxford: OUP)

Scruton, Roger (2001) Kant: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: OUP)

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Sullivan, Roger J. (2008) An Introduction to Kant’s Ethics (Cambridge: CUP) SEE SIDEBAR

Timmons, Mark (ed.) (2000) Kant’s Metaphysics of Morals: Interpretive Essays (Oxford: OUP)

Wood, Allen (2004) Kant (WB)

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Week 6

10. John Stuart Mill I

On Liberty

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Lecture 10 Presentation

22. John Stuart Mill II

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Lecture 11 Presentation

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Lecture 11 Notes

Reading

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Supplementary readings

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Seminar readings (excerpts)

Text

John Stuart Mill, On Liberty
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    1. Introductory

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    2. On the Liberty of Thought and Discussion

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    3. Of Individuality, as One of the Elements of Wellbeing

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    4. Of the Limits to the Authority of Society over the Individual

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    5. Applications

Articles

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Baum, B. (1998), ‘J.S. Mill on Freedom and Power,’ Polity, Vol.31, No.2, pp.187- 216

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Clor, H.M. (1985), ‘Mill and Millians on Liberty and Moral Character,’ The Review of Politics, Vol.47, No.1, pp.3-26

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Megill, A. D. (1972), ‘J. S. Mill’s Religion of Humanity and the Second Justification for the Writing of On Liberty,’ The Journal of Politics, Vol.34, No.2, pp.612-629

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Valls, A. (1999), ‘Self-Development and the Liberal State: The Cases of John Stuart Mill and Willhelm von Humboldt,’ The Review of Politics, Vol.61, No.2, pp.251- 274

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Zivi, K., (2006), ‘Cultivating Character: John Stuart Mill and the Subject of Rights,’ American Journal of Political Science, Vol.50, No.1, pp. 49-61

Books

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Cowling, Maurice (2008) Mill and Liberalism (Cambridge: CUP) SEE SIDEBAR

Duncan, Graeme (2009) Marx and Mill: Two Views of Social Conflict and Social Harmony (Cambridge: CUP)

Gray, John (1996) Mill on Liberty: A Defence (Routledge)

Gray, John and G.W. Smith (eds.) (2015) On Liberty in Focus (Routledge)

Halliday, R.J. (2007) John Stuart Mill (Routledge)

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Mill, J.S., Utilitarianism (Cambridge: CUP) SEE SIDEBAR

Mill, J.S (1861) Considerations on Representative Government (Cambridge: CUP)

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Mill, J.S. (1859) On Liberty (Cambridge: CUP) SEE SIDEBAR

Mill, J.S. (2006) The Subjection of Women (Penguin)

Plamenatz, John (1996) The English Utilitarians (Blackwell)

Rees, John C. (1989) John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty (Clarendon Press)

Ryan, Alan (1970) John Stuart Mill (Pantheon Books)

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Skorupski, John (2010) The Cambridge Companion to John Stuart Mill (Cambridge: CUP) SEE SIDEBAR

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Ten, C.L. (2010) Mill’s on Liberty: A Critical Guide (Cambridge: CUP) SEE SIDEBAR

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Week 7

12. Marx and Engels I

The Manifesto of the Communist Party

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Lecture 12 Presentation

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Some Notes on Lecture 12

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Marx Lecture Material

13. Marks and Engels II

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Lecture 13 Presentation

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Some Notes on Lecture 13

Reading

Required Reading

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Manifesto of the Communist Party (Parts 1 and 2)

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Manifesto of the Communist Party online

Articles

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Booth, W.J. (1989), ‘Gone Fishing: Making Sense of Marx’s Concept of Communism,’ Political Theory, Vol.17, No.2, pp. 205-222

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Burns, T. (2005), ‘Whose Aristotle? Which Marx? Ethics, Law and Justice in Aristotle and Marx,’ Imprints: Egalitarian Theory and Practice, Vol.8, No.2, pp. 125-55

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Burns, T. (2001), ‘Karl Kautsky: Ethics and Marxism,’ in L. Wilde ed., Marxism’s Ethical Thinkers (London: Macmillan), pp. 15-50

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Geras, N. (1985), ‘The Controversy About Marx and Justice,’ New Left Review, No.150, pp. 47-85

Geras, N. (1992), ‘Bringing Marx to Justice: An Addendum and Rejoinder,’ New Left Review, No.195, pp. 37-69

McCarney, J. (1992), ‘Marx and Justice Again,’ New Left Review, No.195

Sayers, S., (1994), ‘Moral Values and Progress,’ New Left Review, No.204, pp. 67-85

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Miller, D. (1987), ‘Marx, Communism, and Markets,’ Political Theory, Vol.15, No.2, pp.182-204

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Green, M. (1983), ‘Marx, Utility, and Right,’ Political Theory, Vol.11, No.3, pp.433- 446

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Le Baron, B. (1971), ‘Marx on Human Emancipation,’ Canadian Journal of Political Science, Vol.4, No.4, pp.559-570

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Pranger, R. J. (1968), ‘Marx and Political Theory,’ The Review of Politics, Vol.30, No.2, pp.191-208

Books

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Avineri, S.(2008) The Social and Political Thought of Karl Marx (Cambridge: CUP) SEE SIDEBAR

Cohen, M., T. Nagel & T. Scanlon (eds.) (1980) Marx, Justice and History (Princeton University Press)

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Elster, John (1986) An Introduction to Karl Marx (Cambridge: CUP) SEE SIDEBAR

Elster, John (1985) Making Sense of Marx (Cambridge: CUP)

Kolakowski, Leszek (2008) Main Currents of Marxism (esp. Volume 1) (W.W. Norton & Co.)

Lichtheim, George (1982) Marxism (Columbia University Press)

Lukes, Steven (1987) Marxism and Morality (Oxford Paperbacks)

Marx, Karl, The Communist Manifesto

Marx, Karl, Theses on Feuerbach

Marx, Karl, Capital

Marx, Karl, The Marx Reader

Marx, Karl, Selected Works

Marx, Karl, The German Ideology

Marx, Karl, The Revolutions of 1848

McLellan, David (ed.) (2000) Karl Marx (New York: OUP)

McLellan, David (1972) Marx Before Marxism (Penguin)

McLellan, David (1987), The Thought of Karl Marx: An Introduction (Papermac)

Pierson, Christopher (1986) Marxist Theory and Democratic Politics (Cambridge: Polity Press)

Singer, Peter (2000) Marx: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: OUP)

Suchting, W.A. (1983) Marx: An Introduction (New York University Press)

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Week 8

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14. Friedrich Nietzsche

The Genealogy of Morality

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Lecture 14 Presentation

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Some Notes on Lecture 14

15. Political Theory After Nietzsche

The 20th Century

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Lecture 15 Presentation

Reading

Required Reading

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Friedrich Nietzsche, The Genealogy of Morality

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Nietzsche’s Moral and Political Philosophy, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Articles

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Connolly, W.E. (1993) ‘Beyond Good and Evil: The Ethical Sensibility of Michel Foucault’, Political Theory, Vol.21, No.3, pp. 365-389

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Coole, D. (1998), ‘The Politics of Reading Nietzsche,’ Political Studies, Vol.46, No.2, pp. 348-363

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Owen, D. (2002) ‘Equality, Democracy, and Self-Respect: Reflections on Nietzsche’s Agonal Perfectionism,’ Journal of Nietzsche Studies, No. 24, pp. 113-131

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Thiele, L.P. (1990) ‘The Agony of Politics: The Nietzschean Roots of Foucault’s Thought,’ The American Political Science Review, Vol.84, No.3, pp. 907-925

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Villa, D. R. (1992) ‘Beyond Good and Evil: Arendt, Nietzsche, and the Aestheticization of Political Action,’ Political Theory, Vol.20, No.2, pp. 274-308

Books

Allison, D. B. (1985), The New Nietzsche (London: MIT Press)

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Ansell-Pearson, K. (1994), An Introduction to Nietzsche as a Political Thinker: the perfect nihilist (Cambridge: CUP) SEE SIDEBAR

Berkowitz, P. (1995) Nietzsche: the Ethics of an Immoralist (Harvard University Press)

Connolly, W.E. (1993) Political Theory and Modernity (Ithaca: Cornell University Press)

Conway, D. W. (1997) Nietzsche and the Political (London: Routledge)

Foucault, M. (1984) ‘Nietzsche, Genealogy, History’ in P. Rabinow ed., The Foucault Reader (New York: Pantheon)

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Hatab, Lawrence J. (1994) Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morality: An Introduction (Cambridge: CUP) SEE SIDEBAR

Havas, R. (1995) Nietzsche’s Genealogy (Ithaca: Cornell University Press)

Honig, B. (1993) Political Theory and the Displacement of Politics (Ithaca: Cornell University Press)

Kofman, S. (1993) Nietzsche and Metaphor (Stanford University Press)

Minson, J. (1985) Genealogies of Morals (Basingstoke: Macmillan)

Nietzsche, F. (1956) The Birth of Tragedy and The Genealogy of Morals (New York: Anchor Books)

Nietzsche, F. (1968) The Will To Power (New York: Vintage)

Nietzsche, F. (1976) ‘On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense’ in W. Kaufmann ed., The Portable Nietzsche (Harmondsworth: Penguin)

Nietzsche, F. (1989) On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecco Homo (New York: Vintage Books)

Nietzsche, F. (1994) ‘Homer on Competition’ in Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morality (Cambridge: CUP)

Nietzsche, F. (1998) Twilight of the Idols (Oxford: OUP)

Owen, D. (1994) Maturity and Modernity: Nietzsche, Weber, Foucault and the Ambivalence of Reason (London: Routledge)

Owen, D. (1995) Nietzsche, Politics and Modernity (London: Sage)

Tanner, M. (1994) Nietzsche (Oxford: OUP)

Vattimo, G. (2002) Nietzsche: An Introduction (London: Athlone)

Warren, M. (1988) Nietzsche and Political Thought (London: MIT Press)

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Week 9

16. Hannah Arendt

The Human Condition

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Lecture 16 Presentation

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Some Notes on Lecture 16

17. Hannah Arendt

The Origins of Totalitarianism

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Lecture 17 Presentation

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Some Notes on Lecture 17

Reading

Required Reading

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Hannah Arendt, Readings

MSWord iconHannah Arendt, Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Articles

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Burns, Tony (2013), ‘“The Right to Have Rights”: Slavery, Freedom and Citizenship in the Thought of Aristotle, Hegel and Arendt,’ in Gabriel R. Ricci ed., Culture and Civilization, Volume V, Cosmopolitanism and the Global Polity (Rutgers University: Transaction Publishers, 2013), pp. 181-207

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Canovan, Margaret (1983), ‘Arendt, Rousseau, and Human Plurality in Politics,’ The Journal of Politics, Vol.45, No.2, pp. 286-302

Brunckhorst, Hauke (2006) ‘The Productivity of Power: Hannah Arendt’s Renewal of the Classical Concept of Politics,’ Revista de Ciencia Politica, Vol.26, No.2, pp. 125-36

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Isaac, Jeffrey C. (1996) ‘A New Guarantee on Earth: Hannah Arendt on Human Dignity and the Politics of Human Rights,’ The American Political Science Review, Vol.90, No.1, pp. 61-73

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Keenan, Alan (1994) ‘Promises, Promises: The Abyss of Freedom and the Loss of the Political in the Work of Hannah Arendt,’ Political Theory, Vol.22, No.2, pp.297-322

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Kohn, Jerome ed. (2007) ‘Hannah Arendt’s Centenary: Political and Philosophic Perspectives,’ Special Issue of Social Research: An International Quarterly, Vol.74, No.3

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Lefort, Claude (2002) ‘Thinking With and Against Hannah Arendt,’ Social Research, Vol.69, No.2, pp. 447-59

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Menke, Christoph (2007) ‘The “Aporias of Human Rights” and the “One Human Right”: Regarding the Coherence of Hannah Arendt’s Argument,’ Social Research, Vol.74, No.3, pp. 739-62

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Villa, Dana (1992) ‘Beyond Good and Evil: Arendt, Nietzsche, and the Aestheticization of Political Action,’ Political Theory, Vol.20, No.2, pp. 274-308

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Villa, Dana (1992) ‘Postmodernism and the Public Sphere,’ The American Political Science Review, Vol.86, No.3, pp. 712-721

Books

Arendt, Hannah (2006) Between Past and Future: Eight Exercises in Political Thought (London: Penguin Books)

Arendt, Hannah (1977) ‘What is Freedom?’ in Between Past and Future (New York: Penguin)

Arendt, Hannah (2004) The Origins of Totalitarianism (New York: Schocken Books)

Arendt Hannah (1982) On Revolution (Westport, Co.: Greenwood Press)

Arendt, Hannah (1970) On Violence (London: Allen Lane)

Arendt, Hannah (1968) Men in Dark Times (London: Harcourt Brace)

Benhabib, Seyla (2003) The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt (Rowman & Littlefield)

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Benhabib, Seyla & Roy T. Tsao eds. (2010) Politics in Dark Times: Encounters with Hannah Arendt (Cambridge: CUP) SEE SIDEBAR

Bowring, Finn (2011) Hannah Arendt: A Critical Introduction (London: Pluto Press)

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Buckler, Steve (2011) Hannah Arendt and Political Theory: Challenging the Tradition (Edinburgh University Press) E-book SEE SIDEBAR

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Canovan, Margaret (1992) Hannah Arendt: A Reinterpretation of Her Political Thought (Cambridge: CUP) SEE SIDEBAR

Habermas, Jurgen (2006) ‘Hannah Arendt’s Communications Concept of Power,’ in Garrath Williams ed., Hannah Arendt: Critical Assessments of Leading Political Philosophers, Volume III (London and New York: Routledge)

Honig, Bonnie (1993) Political Theory and the Displacement of Politics (Ithaca: Cornell University Press)

Honig, Bonnie (1995) ‘Toward an Agonistic Feminism: Hannah Arendt and the Politics of Identity,’ in Bonnie Honig ed., Feminist Interpretations of Hannah Arendt (The Pennsylvania State University Press)

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Kalyvas, Andreas (2008) Democracy and the Politics of the Extraordinary: Max Weber, Carl Schmitt, and Hannah Arendt (Cambridge: CUP) SEE SIDEBAR

Schaap, Andrew, Daniella Celermajer and Vrasidis Karalis eds. (2010) Power, Judgment and Political Evil: In Conversation with Hannah Arendt (Farnham: Ashgate) E-book

Swift, Simon (2009) Hannah Arendt (London: Routledge)

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Wenman, M. A. (2013) Agonistic Democracy: Constituent Power in the Era of Globalisation (Cambridge: CUP) Chapters 2, 6, and 7

Williams, Garrath ed. (2006) Hannah Arendt: Critical Assessments of Leading Political Philosophers (London: Routledge) E-book

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Week 10

18. John Rawls

Consequentialism, Kantianism and Social Contract Theory

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Lecture 18 Presentation

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Some Notes on Lecture 18

19. John Rawls

A Theory of Justice

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Lecture 19 Presentation

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Some Notes on Lecture 19

 

Reading

Required Reading

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Rawls, Extracts from A Theory of Justice

General Readings

Articles

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Arneson, R. (1990) ‘Primary Goods Reconsidered’, Noûs, Vol.24, No.3, pp.429–54

Scanlon, T. M.(1973) ‘Rawls’s Theory of Justice’, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, No.121, pp.1029–1069

Books

Audard, C. (2007) John Rawls (London: Acumen, 2007), pp.79-174

Barry, Brian (1973) The Liberal Theory of Justice (Oxford: Clarendon Press)

Barry, Brian (1995) Justice as Impartiality (Oxford: Clarendon Press), Part One, especially Chapters. 1 & 3

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Freeman, Samuel (ed.) (2003) The Cambridge Companion to Rawls (Cambridge: CUP). Look at the vast lists of suggested further reading, distinguished by topic, at the end of the book SEE SIDEBAR

Samuel Freeman (2007) Rawls (London: Routledge), Chapters 1-6

Kukathas, C., & P. Pettit (1990) Rawls (Cambridge: Polity Press)

Levine, A., (2002) Engaging Political Philosophy (Oxford: Blackwell)

Okin, S. (1989) Justice, Gender and the Family (New York: Basic Books), Chapter 5

Pogge, T. (1989) Realizing Rawls (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press)

Pogge, T. (2007) John Rawls: His Life and Theory of Justice (Oxford: OUP)

Freeman, Samuel (1999) Rawls, Collected Papers (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press)

Kelly, Erin (ed.) (1999) Justice as Fairness: A Restatement (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press)

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T.M. Scanlon (2003) ‘The Diversity of Objections to Inequality’, in The Difficulty of Tolerance (Cambridge: CUP) SEE SIDEBAR

Sen, A. (1990) ‘Justice: Freedom versus Means,’ PPA, No.19, pp.111–21

Swift, A., & A. Mulhall (1996) Liberals and Communitarians (Oxford: Blackwell)

Readings on the Difference Principle

Articles

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Harsanyi, John (1975) ‘Can the Maximin Principle Serve as a Basis for Morality: A Review of A Theory of Justice by John Rawls ’, American Political Science Review, Vol.69, No.2, pp.594-606

Books

Barry, Brian (1992) Theories of Justice (University of California Press), Chapters 1.1 and 6

Barry, Brian (1973) The Liberal Theory of Justice (Oxford:OUP), Chapters 9-11

Barry, Brian (1996) Justice as Impartiality (New York: OUP), Section 9

Hare, R.M., ‘Rawls’ theory of justice’, in Daniels (1989) Reading Rawls (Stanford University Press)

Martin, R., ‘Economic Justice: Contractarianism and Rawls’s Difference Principle’, in D. Boucher, D. & P. Kelly (eds.) (1994) The Social Contract from Hobbes to Rawls (London: Routledge, 1994)

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Nagel, T., ‘Equality’, in Mortal Questions (1979) (Cambridge: Cambridge: CUP).

Parfit, D., ‘Equality or Priority?’, in Matthew Clayton and Andrew Williams (eds.) (2002) The Ideal of Equality (AIAA)

Pogge, T., Realizing Rawls, ch. 4, sec. 17, in Pogge & Michelle Kosch (2007) John Rawls: His Life and Theory of Justice, pp.106-120

Rawls, John (2005) A Theory of Justice, secs. 1-5 (intro), 11-17 (the pareto argument), 20-29 (the rational choice argument), 47-49, 77, 80-81

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Rawls, John (1974) ‘Reply to Alexander and Musgrave,’ Quarterly Journal of Economics, No.88, No.4, pp.633-655 (difficult)

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Van Parijs, P. (2006) ‘Difference Principles’, in Freeman (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Rawls (Cambridge: CUP) SEE SIDEBAR

Waldron, J. (1993) ‘John Rawls and the Social Minimum’, Chapter 11 in Liberal Rights: Collected Papers, 1981-1991 (Cambridge: CUP)

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