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Political Philosophy (NCHPH628)

30 Credits

Authority, liberty, democracy, justice, the market: these are themes of huge interest to us not just as citizens but as philosophers too. They have called forth many of the classics of the subject, from Plato and Aristotle through to the present day. In Political Philosophy we go deeply into those five themes, in the company of some of the giants of the modern period in philosophy – Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Mill and Marx – as well as some outstanding contemporary authors.

The Political Philosophy course is an optional third-year course that can form part of the Philosophy undergraduate minor or major at the College. The College takes a more personal approach to education, teaching students through small group seminars and one-to-one tutorials to ensure the best possible learning environment and academic achievement. Philosophy can be combined as a major or minor with any of Art History, Creative Writing, Economics, English, History, Law, or Politics and IR at the College.