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1DETAILED COURSE CALENDAR (REVISED) Week Topics and Readings Week #1 Principles of Democracy and the Ideal State August 22 Course Introduction: What is Philosophical Discussion?; What is “Social/ Political Philosophy”? August 24 “The Nature of Justice” (READINGS: [SPP] Plato’s Republic, pp. 17-20) August 26 “The Forms of Government and their Effects on People” (READINGS: [SPP] Plato’s Republic, pp. 26-45 and [SPP] Plato’s Crito, pp. 46-58). (First Reading Summary Due; Group 1 Report) Week #2 Principles of Democracy and Ideal States (cont’d) + State of Nature and Civil Society: Monarchy August 29 “Socrates’ Death: Submission to Unjust Authority or the Highest Commitment to Philosophy?” (READINGS: [SPP] Plato’s Crito, pp. 46-58. August 31 “The State of Nature” [SPP] Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathon, pp. 138-145. (Second Reading Summary Due; Group 2 Report) September 2 “The State of Nature, cont’d” (READINGS: [SPP] Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathon, pp. 145-152) Week #3 State of Nature and Civil Society: Monarchy + State of Nature and Civil Society: Liberal Democracy September 5 Labor Day….No Class September 7 “The Rights of the Sovereign and the Liberty of Subjects” (READINGS: [SPP] Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathon, pp. 152-168) (Third Reading Summary Due; Group 3 Report) September 9 “Locke on the State of Nature” (READINGS: [SPP] John Locke’s An Essay Concerning the True Original Extent and End of Civil Government, pp. 169-175). Week #4 State of Nature and Civil Society: Liberal Democracy + Jefferson’s Liberal Democracy September 12 “Locke on the State of Nature” continued (NO NEW READINGS) September 14 “Locke on Property, the Beginning of Political Societies and their Ends” (READINGS: [SPP] John Locke’s An Essay Concerning the True Original Extent and End of Civil Government, pp. 175-187. (Fourth Reading Summary Due; Group 4 Report) **First Paper Topics Distributed** September 16 “Locke on Forms of a Commonwealth, Subordination of its Powers and the Dissolution of Government” (READINNGS: John Locke’s An Essay.., pp. 187-204). Week #5 Jefferson’s Liberal Democracy for the United States + Zinn’s on History from Below” September 19 “Jefferson on Natural Aristocrats, Majority Rule and Revolutions” (READINGS: [SPP] Thomas Jefferson’s Natural Aristocracy, pp. 266-270; The Principle of Majority Rule, p. 255; On Revolutions, pp. 256-257). (Fifth Reading Summary Due; Group 5 Report)2September 21 “Jefferson on Social and Political Change” (READINGS: [SPP] Jefferson The Place and Value of Social and Political Change, pp. 264-277. September 23 “Zinn on Tyranny” (READINGS: [PH] Chapter 4 “Tyranny is Tyranny,” pp. 59-75). Week #6 NOTE: This week was spent catching up….no new readings, no reading summaries due until Week #7 Week #7 Utilitarian Liberal Democracy October 3 “Mill’s theory of liberal democracy” (READINGS: [SPP] John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty, pp. 302-315). (Sixth Reading Summary Due: Group 6 Report) October 5 “Mill on Liberty cont’d” (READINGS: [SPP] John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty, pp. 315-337). October 7 “Wrapping up Mill’s Utilitarian Theory of Liberal Democracy” (READINGS: [SPP] John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty, pp. 337-341). Week #8 Capitalism, Marxist Communism, and Socialism October 10 (READINGS: [SPP] Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’ Manifesto of the Communist Party, pp. 342-356. (Seventh Reading Summary Due: Group 7 Report) October 12 Marx and Engels’ continued (no new readings) October 14 (READINGS: [SPP] Karl Marx’s A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy, pp. 379-380; (PH) Chapter 13, “The Socialist Challenge”. Week #9 Anarchism October 17 (Res) Emma Goldman’s “Anarchism: What It Really Stands For?”. (Eighth Reading Summary Due: Group 8 Report) October 19 (D) Read up to Chapter 6; Anarchism continued. First Paper Due tomorrow, October 20. October 21 (Res) Emma Goldman’s “The Tragedy of Women’s Emancipation” Week #10 Anarchism ... / ... Civil Disobedience October 24 Discussion of Ursula Leguin’s Novel chapters 1-6 (Ninth Reading Summary Due: Group 9 Report) October 26 (D) Read up to Chapter 8. (no new readings) October 28 (D) Complete. More discussion of the implications Leguin’s The Dispossessed. Week #11 Civil Disobedience ... / ...Contemporary Issues in the United States October 31 November 2 (READINGS: [SPP] Henry David Thoreau’s On the Duty of civil Disobedience, pp. 283-301. (Tenth Reading Summary Due: Group 10 Report) November 2 More onThoreau’s Duty of Civil Disobedience (no new readings) November 4 (READINGS: [SPP] Mohandas K. Gandhi’s Collected Writings on Non-Violent Resistance (500-524 & 536-545 Week #12 Civil Disobediance … / … Contemporary Issues in the United States3November 7 More on Gandhi’s Collected Writings on Non-Violent Resistance (no new readings) November 9 Nonviolence and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement (READINGS: Martin Luther King’s Letter from the Birmingham Jail [available online through Weblinks on CU Learn]) November 11 John Dewey: An American Political Philosopher (READINGS: [SPP] John Dewey, Reconstruction in Philosophy, pp.


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