Centre for Social and Political Thought

Text and Critique in Social and Political Thought: overview

Text and Critique in Social and Political Thought,
Time: Thurs 2-4 pm.
Venue - FUL 106

This is a Week by Week topic by topic  overview of the 'Text and Critique in Social and Political Thought' module for Autumn 2022.

1. Aristotle, Politics (Gordon Finlayson)

2. Machiavelli, The Prince (Mahon O'Brien)

3. Hobbes, Leviathan (GF)

4. Rousseau (Iain McDaniel)

5. Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Woman (IM)

6. Marx (James Furner)

7. Hegel, Philosophy of Right JF

8. Luhmann (Darrow Schecter)

9. Foucault (DS)

10. Charles W Mills, The Racial Contract, (Tarik Kochi)

11. Nancy Fraser, Capitalism, Social Reproduction, Environment (TK)


Introductory reading

There are good introductions to some of the thinkers in the module in Iain Hampsher-Monk, A History of Modern Political Thought (1992) and Ian Craib, Classical Social Theory (1997).

A full set of readings for the module will be published in its Canvas (available at the start of term, to Sussex students only).