ANCIENT AND MODERN LIBERTY

POLSCI 184FS

Introduction to various conceptions of liberty in Greek and Roman political and philosophical writing. Considerations of such questions as: what is distinctive about the modern conceptions of political and civil liberty; whether there is any necessary ethical connection between liberty and virtue, or whether there is liberty and active citizenship, or liberty and privacy; whether ancient conceptions of liberty can still serve as a model in contemporary politics and should be considered exemplary or inferior to modern conceptions of freedom. Open only to students in the Focus Program. Instructor: Grant

Day / Time: 

MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

Location: 

Social Sciences 109

Instructor: 

Atkins, Jed

Section: 

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