Forms of Freedom: Anarchism, Socialism and Communitarianism|
What is freedom, and what political forms might it take? We will examine 19th to 21st century anarchist, socialist, and communitarian thought in Europe and America: ideas of communal freedom and individual liberty; the state and civil society; deliberation and emotion; authority, technology, power and passion. Also, how are theory and action joined in these theories and movements?
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-Theory)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Murray Bookchin, "The Forms of Freedom"
Daniel Guerin, ANARCHISM
R. Tucker, ed., MARX-ENGELS READER
Peter Kropotkin, MUTUAL AID
Geo, Orwell, HOMAGE TO CATALONIA
Albert Camus, THE REBEL
Alasdair MacIntyre, AFTER VIRTUE
Bertrand de Jouvenel, THE PURE THEORY OF POLITICS
Avineri and de-Shalit, eds., COMMUNITARIANISM & INDIVIDUALISM
|Examination and Assignments: |
Class presentation and paper; two essays; final project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Some background in social or political theory -- from GOVT, SOC, HIST, PHIL, RELI, CSS, or COL -- is helpful.
|Instructor(s): Schwartz,Nancy L. Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC104; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 6||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: -2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 2||SO: 8||FR: X|
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