This i​s a page for my GV100 students at the LSE.


Here you can find the slides for our classes. These are simply meant to provide a structure for our discussions each week. They do not at all represent an alternative to doing the readings.

Essay writing: here is a pdf I have written, and here is an excellent resource written by Jim Pryor. 

Week 2: Introduction to the classes and Plato on justice

Week 3: Plato on justice and philosopher kings

Week 4: Aristotle on the naturalness of the polis 

Week 5: Machiavelli on the nature of politics

Week 7: Hobbes on the state of natureLeviathan frontispiece 

Week 8: Hobbes on sovereignty 

Week 9: Locke on property rights

Week 10: Rousseau's second Discourse and the problem of social dependence