CC.111 | Spring 2013 | Undergraduate
Modern Conceptions of Freedom

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WEEK # TOPICS KEY DATES
THE ENLIGHTENMENT
Machiavelli
1 and 2 The New Understanding of Human Nature and Politics  
Hobbes
3 On Man  
4 On Commonwealth  
Locke
5 Contract Paper 1 due
6 Legitimate Government  
7 Freedom of Thought Paper 1 revision due
LIBERTY AND AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONALISM
8 The American Founding  
9 Liberty and Equality in America  
STATESMANSHIP AND THE AMERICAN REGIME
10 Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom? Paper 2 due
A CRITIQUE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
Rousseau
11 Human Nature and Inequality  
12 The Freedom of the Citizen  
THE CRISIS OF MODERNITY
Nietzsche
13 A New Vision Paper 3 due
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