17.03 Introduction to Political Thought


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Examines major texts in the history of political thought and considers how they contribute to a broader conversation about freedom, equality, democracy, rights, and the role of politics in human life. Philosophers include Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, Tocqueville, and Mill.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.03 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by M. Kates.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

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