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Introduction to Political Philosophy


Course Information

Introduction to Political Philosophy

An accredited Philosophy module. 

Course Code

CLL 22/23_Acc_116
Course Description

This module will cover historical and contemporary approaches to the philosophical foundations of political legitimacy, forms of government and social organisation; the meaning of freedom, justice, democracy, tolerance, rights, national sovereignty, etc., and the relationship between ideas of human nature and political forms. The philosophical arguments and assumptions that lie behind ideas of liberalism, conservatism, socialism, nationalism, multiculturalism, feminism, etc. will also be looked at. The political philosophers to be studied will include, among others, Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Burke, Wollstonecraft, Mill, Marx, and Rawls.

Tutor: Simon Skempton PhD


Term: Summer

Day: Wednesday

Start Date: 19 April 2023

Time: 7-9pm

No. of weeks: 11

Full fee: £135

Credits: 10

Location: University of York Campus, Classroom-based

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