SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentInternational Master's Program in International Studies, First Year International Master's Program in International Studies, Second Year
Course NameInternational Relations and Political Philosophy
InstructorLORENZO DAVID JOSEPH
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Week of September 9: No class



Week of September 16: Introduction



Week of September 23: Sun-tze and Lord Shang



The Art of War and The Book of Lord Shang



Week of September 30: 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 of October 7: Plato



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



Week of October 14: Aristotle



The Politics (Books 1, 3 and



Week of October 21: 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 of October 28: Machiavelli



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



Week of November 4: No class, midterm assignment due



Week of November Nov. 11: Vitoria and Erasmus



De Indis De Jure Belli, Dulce Bellum Inexpertis



Week of November 18: Hugo Grotius



The Law of War and Peace,



Week of November 25: Samuel Pufendorf



On the Duties of Man and Citizen



Week of December 2: Thomas Hobbes



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



Week of December 9: John Locke



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



Week of December 16: J.J. Rousseau



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



Week of December 23: Immanuel Kant



Perpetual Peace, Essay on Theory and Practice



Week of December 30: V.I. Lenin



Imperialism, The Highest Stage of Capitalism


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
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.



 


Textbook & Reference
Urls about Course
Attachment

Pol Phil and IR Syllabus 2019.pdf