Fall 2020 not offered
This sequence in the junior tutorial covers what many consider the most influential political treatises ever written. Each one had pervasive impacts on how people came to think about politics, as well as impacts on human behavior. These works truly changed history. The emphasis each week will be on scrutinizing the content of these treatises and attempting to ascertain why these works were so "great." We will analyze all facets of the arguments to determine the sources of their enormous impact. Many great thinkers penned their ideas. People read many things. What was it about these works that gave them such a greater appeal to the human mind? Why these books? Why these arguments? Ultimately, we seek some sort of understanding of why certain works inspire well beyond the norm. Is there a pattern to the content of arguments that truly mesmerize people? Or is it some random function of time and place? All such questions and issues will be the analytical lenses through which we scrutinize these monumental works.
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||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(CSS)