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What is Political Theory?

Level
Semester
Units
4
Section
1
Number
214
CCN
71951
Course Description

A graduate seminar on the question:  " What is Political Theory?"  At least one semester of PS 112 or PS 113 ( or the equivalent) is a prerequisit.  Class work consists of weekly readings and discussions ( rather than lecutres )  and preparation of a seminar paper on a topic selected by the student in consultation with the professor.  Readings will include:

M. Heidegger, What is Called Thinking?

T. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

T. Arendt,  The Human Condition

C. Schmitt, The Concept of the Political 

J. Ranciere Dis-agreement

And selections from M. Weber, S.S. Wolin, and L. Strauss.