Key Concepts in Political Philosophy (PHIL*2280) | College of Arts

Key Concepts in Political Philosophy (PHIL*2280)

Code and section: PHIL*2280*01

Term: Fall 2020

Instructor: Yussif Yakubu


This course will begin with a discussion of what the term “politics” covers, and the similarities and differences between political philosophy and political theory. We will then discuss the development of political concepts and forms in historical and world context. Following that, we will examine the rise of liberalism and democracy in greater detail, as well as some challenges to them.

Lectures will be asynchronous. Office hours and possibly some optional discussions will be synchronous.

Texts: TBA

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