This course will function as a philosophy reading course focusing on the relationship between the social order and the construction of political authority in human societies. Though the course is historical in orientation, we will also read each author in terms of how they speak to us today. There can be up to eight different books that will be read. Prerequisites: PHIL202 - Introduction to Philosophy and PHIL330 - History of Western Philosophy I, or consent of instructor.
PHIL450 is a 3 credit course.