Sabrina P. Ramet
Comparative, historical introduction to the foundations of modern social theory in the work of Max Weber, Sigmund Freud, and Claude Levi-Strauss. Focus on tensions between universalist claims, European origins, and non-European applications of models of cultural formation and development.
This class provides a historical introduction to the classical liberal thinkers, including Richard Hooker, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, and John Stuart Mill. The classwill examine their historical context, moral theories, and political ideas, distinguishing among alternative currents of liberalism.
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