PSC 221 Philosophical Foundations of the American Revolution
Political Science Field: Political Philosophy
Typically offered every 2-3 years
Fall 2015 — MW 10:25-11:40
The eighteenth century was a time of remarkable intellectual activity in the West and those thoughts shaped events then and now, both in America and in the rest of the world. In this course, we will study the American Revolution by examining the political theory which sparked the revolution itself and which lay behind the writing of the Constitution, particularly the works of Locke, Montesquieu, Hume, Paine, Jefferson, and the Federalist and anti-Federalist writers.