Mar 28, 2020  
Mansfield University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mansfield University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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PHL 2205 - LAW, MORALITY and AUTHORITY


This course is intended as an introduction to political philosophy as seen through an examination of texts, issues and concepts fundamental in the Western tradition.  It revolves around fundamental political concepts including the polis, sovereignty, citizenship, liberty, justice, law, and rights.  Significant time will be spent discussing the enforcement of morals or social norms by law and the proper authority of the state over the individual.  Primary sources will include (but are not limited to): Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau.  This course is approved in the Ethics and Civic Responsibility block of General Education and will foster students’ skill in conceptual and textual analysis.

Credits: 3 cr.



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