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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.

MT Week 2: Introduction to GV100 classes

MT Week 3: Plato on justice

MT Week 4: Aristotle's politics 

MT Week 5: Machiavelli on the nature of politics

MT Week 7: Hobbes and the state of nature

MT Week 8: Hobbes and sovereignty

MT Week 9: Locke, property and state authority

MT Week 10: No slides due to strike action

MT Week 11: Rousseau's social contract


LT Week 1: Kant on perpetual peace

LT Week 2: Kant on cosmopolitanism and race

LT Week 3: The Federalist Papers

LT Week 4: Mill: On liberty, feminism, democracy

LT Week 5: No slides due to strike action

LT Week 7: Marx on alienation

LT Week 8: Marx on historical materialism

LT Week 9: Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morality

LT Week 10: Arendt on totalitarianism 

LT Week 11: No slides due to strike action.

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