SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentInternational Doctor Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, First Year International Doctor Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, Second Year
Course NameInternational Relations and Political Philosophy
InstructorLORENZO DAVID JOSEPH
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
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Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Class Schedule:



Week 1 (September 18): Introduction



Week 2 (September 25): Sun-tze and Lord Shang



The Art of War and The Book of Lord Shang



Week 3 (October 2): Thucydides,



The Peloponnesian War (1.21-3, 2.34-46 (Funeral Oration), 2.50-54 (The Plague), 3.36-49 (The Mytilenian Debate), 5.84-116 (The Melian Dialogue).



Week 4 (October 9): Plato



The Republic (Books II-IV), The Laws (Book 1) and



Week 5 (October 16): Aristotle



The Politics (Books 1, 3 and



Week 6 (October 23): Augustine and Aquinas



The City of God (Bks I, IV, VI [sections 17-24], XIX [sections 11-17]), Summa Theologica (II-II, Q 40; II-II, Q 64, articles 6-8)



Week 7 (October 30): No class, midterm assignment due



Week 8 (November 6): Machiavelli



The Prince (chapters 1-3, 5-6, 8-9, 15-19, 21, 24-26), The Discourses (I.2-14)



Week 9 (November 13): Vitoria and Erasmus



De Indis De Jure Belli, Dulce Bellum Inexpertis



Week 10 (November 20): Hugo Grotius



The Law of War and Peace,



Week 11 (November 27): Samuel Pufendorf



On the Duties of Man and Citizen



Week 12 (December 4): Thomas Hobbes



Leviathan (chaps 13-14, 17-18, 21)



Week 13 (December 11): John Locke



Second Treatise (chaps. 1-3, 7-9, 16)



Week 14 (December 18): J.J. Rousseau



Second Discourse on the Origins of Inequality, The State of War, Comments on Treatise of the Abbe St. Pierre



Week 15 (December 25): Immanuel Kant



Perpetual Peace, Essay on Theory and Practice



Week 16 (January 1): Holiday. No class.



Week 17 (January 8): V.I. Lenin



Imperialism, The Highest Stage of Capitalism



Week 18 (January 15): final report


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Requirement/Grading

  1. A five-page paper, due the week of November 10, which outlines a question or problem arising from the ideas of a particular philosopher. Worth 25% of total grade.

  2. An eighteen-page paper, due at the end of the term, which addresses some broad question arising from the writings of one or more of the philosophers under discussion. Worth 60% of total grade.

  3. Attendance and in-class discussion. Worth 15% of total grade.


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