GV 100

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


Here you can find the pdfs for our tutorials. These are simply meant to provide a passage or set of questions to think about for each week. They do not at all represent an alternative to doing the readings.


The pdfs will be uploaded on the Monday before our tutorials.

Plato: (i) Ring of Gyges, (ii) Philosopher Kings? 

Aristotle: (i) Criticism of Plato, (ii) Aristotle on the state


Machiavelli: (i) The problem of dirty hands

Hobbes: (i) Hobbes on wronging, (ii) Hobbes on covenants

Locke: (i) Locke on property acquisition

Rousseau: (i) Equality of what? (ii) Right of the strongest? (iii) The general will

Kant: (i) Kant's definitive articles (ii) Singer's cosmopolitan argument (iii) Kant on race


Mill: (i) Thinking about the harm principle (ii) Mill on the status of women (iii) Mill's feminism

Marx: (i) Marx on consciousness (ii) The moral limits of the market (iii) Marx on dialectic

(iv) Cohen on the forces and relations of production

Arendt: (i) Arendt on totalitarianism (ii) Arendt on human rights

Fanon: (i) Fanon on the psychology of colonisation

Nkrumah: (i) Nkrumah on neo-colonialism 

Feminist Critique: (i) Pateman and the feminist critique of the canon

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