Faculty of Arts


Thinking Revolution: Early-Modern Politics

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for POLITICS 324.


The course advances understanding of key ideas and thinkers in the development of western political thought from c.1640-1800. Ideas include: natural law, liberty and rights; republicanism; social contract; law of nations; toleration and Enlightenment; political economy and property; political legitimacy and representation; revolution. Thinkers include Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Smith and Burke.

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