Tutor/Facilitator Douglas Adeney
Date: on/from Thu 8 Oct 2020 to Thu 3 Dec 2020
Class time: 7:00-8:30
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.
REQUIREMENTS: No experience or materials required.
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.
Repeat of 2019 course
Please note the time of the course is 7:00pm to 8:30pm.