Tutor/Facilitator Douglas Adeney
Date: on/from Wed 31 Jul 2019 to end year
Frequency: Weekly 16 Sessions
Class time: 11:45-1:15
Who should govern, and on what principles? What is the rightful extent of individual liberty, and of private property?
This course is a brief introduction to eight classic texts in political philosophy, each of which addresses at least some of the questions above:
Plato, The Republic
Machiavelli, The Prince
Locke, Second Treatise of Government
Rousseau, The Social Contract
Marx and Engels, The Communist Manifesto
Mill, On Liberty
In each case excerpts will be provided, and a number of key points will be identified and critically discussed.
TUTOR: Douglas has Philosophy degrees from Monash University (MA) and the University of St Andrews, Scotland (PhD). He taught philosophy at Melbourne State College and then for many years at the University of Melbourne. More recently he has taught numerous courses at the Centre for Adult Education (CAE), and now he is also greatly enjoying his involvement at U3APP.