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PT-PS-1417 Social and Political Philosophy

Click here for the Course Syllabus.

Books to Buy

Students are not required to buy these texts, but they are responsible for having a copy for their sole use during the course. The Library provides a book exchange for students to pass on books they no longer need to other students, and is located in the library office. Please consider donating gently used textbooks. Identify any book to be dropped off for the swap so that they can be marked. Donation to the swap is not necessary to take books from it.

Recommended Texts

Recommended texts are those from which not enough reading assignments are drawn to warrant asking students to provide their own copies or those that instructors think will enhance a student’s appreciation of the subject matter of the course. Any reading assignments drawn from these texts will be available on reserve.

Electronic Reserve

Below are links to required or recommended texts available in an electronic format. For physical reserve items, please refer to the course syllabus.

Bukharin, Communist Revolutionary State

Carnegie, The Gospel of Wealth

Chesterton, Outline of Sanity

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church

Malthus, An Essay on the Principles of Population

Maritain, Church and State

Maritain, Person and Society

Maritain, Solitude and the Community

Marx, Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts

Marx, Manifesto of the Communist Party

Mill, On Liberty

Ratzinger, A Christian Orientation in a pluralistic democracy

Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

Rousseau, On the Social Contract

Simon, Freedom and Community

Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments