Social & Political Philosophy

confucius statueSyllabus & Class Schedule

Essay Prompts & Topics

1) Tribal & City State Politics

2) Mencius, Xunzi & Mozi on Human Nature

3) Plato’s Republic


4) Aristotle’s Politics

5) Machiavelli’s Prince

6) Hobbes’ Leviathan

7) Locke’s Second Treatise of Government

8) Rousseau’s Discourse on the Origin of Inequality


9) Mill’s On Liberty

10) Thoreau’s On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

11) Engel’s Socialism, Utopian & Scientific

12) Marx & Engel’s Communist Manifesto


13) Marcuse’s Reason & Revolution

14) Bakunin’s God & The State

15) Wollstonecraft’s Vindication of the Rights of Woman

16) Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth

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