Fall 2019 not offered
The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. Over 2 million people are caught in the criminal justice system today. A disproportionate number of those incarcerated are people of color, particularly black, Latino, and indigenous men. Women, too, are a growing part of the prison population, as are queer, transgender, and gender-nonconforming people. Children, particularly impoverished black youth and, increasingly, immigrants, are funneled into correctional supervision. In this course we will ground philosophical explorations of freedom and captivity by exploring the vexing problems faced by those who are incarcerated.
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Niccolo Machiavelli: THE PRINCE, 2nd ed. trans. Harvey Mansfield (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, c1985)
Hobbes: LEVIATHAN, ed. Richard Tuck (Cambridge: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought, c1991)
Rousseau, Jean Jacques. DISCOURSES AND OTHER EARLY POLITICAL WRITINGS (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press): from the SECOND DISCOURSE: "Origins of Inequalities in Nature" [Coursepack, CP]
Rousseau, Jean Jacques. Selections from the SOCIAL CONTRACT and other Later political writings, ed. Victor Gourevitch (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, c 1997). [CP]
Kant, Immanuel. Selections from METAPHYSICS OF MORALS. Ed. Mary Gregor (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, c1996). [CP]
Hegel. ELEMENTS OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF RIGHT. Ed. Allen Wood (Cambridge UP, 1991).
Marx. THE MARX-ENGELS READER, second edition, ed. Robert C. Tucker (Norton, 1978)
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