Week 01 Introduction
Week 02 Analytic Political Philosophy
Week 03 Political Philosophy for Earthlings
Week 04 Political Theory, Social Science, and Real Politics
Week 05 The Method of Critique
Week 06 Dialectical Approaches
Week 07 Political Theory and History
Week 08 Political Theory and the Boundaries of Politics
Week 09 Thinking Politically and Thinking about Politics
Week 10 Political Philosophy versus History
Week 11 Rescuing Political Theory from the Tyranny of History
Week 12 From Historical Contextualism, to Mentalism, to Behaviourism
Week 13 Contingency and Judgement in History of Political Philosophy: a Phenomenological Approach
Week 14 Political Philosophy and the Dead Hand of its History
Week 15 Politics, Political Theory and its History
Week 16 Constraint, Freedom, and Exemplar: History and Theory without Teleology
Week 17 History and Reality: Idealist Pathologies and 'Harvard School' Remedies
Week 18 The New Realism: From modus vivendi to Justice
***Jonathan Floyd and Marc Stears, Political Philosophy versus History? (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011).
***David Leopold and Marc Stears (eds.), Political Theory: Methods and Approaches (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).
Andrew Vincent, The Nature of Political Theory (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).
Preston King, Thinking Past a Problem: Essays on the History of Ideas (London: Frank Cass, 2000).