2018-2019 Catalog

PHIL 310 Hobbes to Kant

An examination of four great figures in Western moral and political philosophy of the 17th and 18th centuries: Thomas Hobbes John Locke David Hume and Immanuel Kant. Topics to be discussed include: the basis of political obligation the nature of the just state the basis of human rights and the right to property the nature of human reason and its relation to passion and the foundation of moral obligation. Given in alternate years.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Regional Focus
  • Pre-1800