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Introduction to Western Political Thought

NPTEL and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati via YouTube

Syllabus

Introduction to Western Political Thought.
Lec 1: General Outline and Method.
Lec 2: Method: Text and Context.
Lec 3: Intro & Justice.
Lec 4: State and Philosopher King.
Lec 5: Communism of Wives and Property & Critical Assessment of his Thought.
Lec 6: Intro & Ethics or Virtue.
Lec 7: Politics & His Ideal State.
Lec 8: Aristotle - III: Citizenship, Views on Revolution & Criticall Assessment of his Thought.
Lec 9: Machiavelli - I: Intro & Virtu and Fortuna.
Lec 10: Machiavelli - II: Politics, Violence, and Religion.
Lec 11: Machiavelli - III: Republicanism & Critical Assessment of his Thought.
Lec 12: Hobbes - I: Intro & Human Nature.
Lec 13: Hobbes - II: The Leviathan or Sovereign.
Lec 14: Hobbes - III: Political Obligation & Critical Assessment of his Thought.
Lec 15: Locke - I: Intro, State of Nature & Natural Rights.
Lec 16: Locke II: Limited Government.
Lec 17: Locke - III:Right to Dissent & Critical Assessment of his Thought.
Lec 18: Rousseau - I: Intro & Social Contract.
Lec 19: Rousseau - II: General Will & Critical Assessment of his Thought.
Lec 20: Kant - I: Intro & What is Enlightenment?.
Lec 21: Kant - II: Morality, Autonomy & Freedom.
Lec 22: Kant - III: Kingdom of Ends & Critical Assessment of his Thought.
Lec 23: Hegel - I: Intro & Freedom.
Lec 24: Hegel - II: Civil Society & State.
Lec 25: Hegel - III: Rights & Critical Assessment of his Thought.
Lec 26: Marx - I: Intro & Historical Materialism.
Lec 27: Marx - II: State & Class.
Lec 28: Marx - III: Views on Politics, Communism & Critical Assessment of his Thought.
Lec 29: Mill - I: Intro, Utilitarianism & Subjection of Women.
Lec 30: Mill - II: On Liberty, Representative Government & Critical Assessment of his Thought.

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