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Бакалаврская программа «Политология и мировая политика»

The History of Political Thought

Учебный год
Обучение ведется на английском языке
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 1, 2 модуль


Course Syllabus


The course looks at political concepts produced in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and also Russia. Students will learn about why these concepts matter, what controversies surround each of them and what the vigorous debates and disagreements about them reveals about the character of contemporary politics in the era of globalization
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The main goal of this course is to introduce students to some of the key political ideas in a chronological and cross-country perspective, grounding students in several national theoretical traditions and encouraging them to produce analysis beyond the nation-states centered paradigm
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Student critically analyzes political ideas in their social context and apply them to contemporary politics
  • Student publicly communicates his/her opinion on the political concept
  • Student knows basic historical facts about political philosophers, and the social and historical context of their works
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Non-Western Political Philosophies
  • Thucydides
  • Plato and Socrates
  • Aristotle
  • Augustine and Byzantine Political Philosophy
  • Thomas Aquinas
  • Russian Pre-Modern political thought
  • Niccolо Machiavelli
  • Thomas Hobbes
  • John Locke
  • Montesquieu and Rousseau
  • Edmund Burke and Joseph de Maistre
  • Immanuel Kant
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  • Karl Marx
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking in-class discussion
  • non-blocking Test
  • non-blocking essay 1
    Student is required to write 2 essays. Both essays are open book, in-class, on the topic given by the lecturer.
  • non-blocking essay 2
    The student is required to write 2 essays. Both essays are open book, in-class, on the topic given by the lecturer.
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 2nd module
    0.2 * Exam + 0.1 * Test + 0.2 * essay 1 + 0.2 * essay 2 + 0.3 * in-class discussion


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Aristotle : selections, , 1955
  • Aristotle, & Jonathan Barnes. (2016). Aristotle’s Politics : Writings From the Complete Works: Politics, Economics, Constitution of Athens. Princeton University Press.
  • Augustine. Augustine: Political Writings, edited by E. M. Atkins, and R. J. Dodaro, Cambridge University Press, 2001. ProQuest Ebook Central,
  • Hegel: Political Writings / Hegel, G — Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. — 415 с. — ISBN 9780511152108. — URL: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/hselibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=202387&query= (дата обращения: 30.08.2019). — Текст : электронный.
  • Joseph de Maistre. (1996). Against Rousseau : On the State of Nature and On the Sovereignty of the People. McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • Salikov, A. (2013). Kant and the contemporary theory of international relations. Vestnik IKBFU, 12, 97–103.
  • Schofield, M. (2006). Plato : Political Philosophy. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=215317
  • The Cambridge history of eighteenth-century political thought, , 2006
  • The Cambridge history of medieval political thought c. 350 - c. 1450, , 1988
  • The Cambridge history of nineteenth-century political thought, , 2011
  • The Cambridge history of political thought: 1450-1700, , 1994
  • The Cambridge history of twentieth-century political thought, , 2003
  • Žižek, S. (2018). Reading Marx. Polity.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • ALLISON, G. (2017). The Thucydides Trap. Foreign Policy, (224), 80. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=f5h&AN=123126463
  • Aristotle's Poetics, Aristotle, 1982
  • Benson, H. H. (2006). A Companion to Plato. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=193221
  • BROWNING, G. (2016). A History of Modern Political Thought : The Question of Interpretation. OXFORD: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1506317
  • Conservatism: An Anthology of Social and Political Thought From David Hume to the Present, , 1997
  • Di Silva, M. F. (2018). Plotinus and Augustine on evil and matter. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.B8AD747B
  • Gonzalez, F. J. (2009). Plato and Heidegger : A Question of Dialogue. University Park, Pa: Penn State University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1050489
  • Gregory, E. (2003). Augustine and Politics as Longing in the World (Book). Journal of Religion, 83(4), 667–669. https://doi.org/10.1086/491444
  • Humphrey, E. F. b. 1878. (1912). Politics and religion in the days of Augustine. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.C33B09DC
  • John Locke. Vol.1: Moral and political philosophy, , 2006
  • Kain, P. J. (2018). Hegel and Right : A Study of the Philosophy of Right. Albany, NY: SUNY Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1854779
  • Lenin's political thought : theory and practice in the democratic and socialist revolutions, Harding, N., 1983
  • Sorin Bocancea. (2009). Plato: Philosophy as Politics.