Presentation Title: Modern Political Philosophy
Section: Modern Political Philosophy Panel I
Location: McCardell Bicentennial Hall, 403
Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 9:15am - 10:30am
Â Panel on Modern Political Philosophy and American Constitutionalism
Scholars of political philosophy disagree over whether Machiavelli or Hobbes initiated the break with antiquity that ushered in what is now called modern political philosophy.Â But both philosophers shared the view, as did Bacon, Spinoza, Locke and Montesquieu, that classical political philosophy, with its emphasis on the best regime, was unrealistic.Â This led to an emphasis on rights over duties and identified the object of learning and politics with â€œthe relief of manâ€™s estateâ€ (Bacon) and the protection (and increase) of property (Locke).Â These philosophers focused on institutional arrangements for securing stable government and they devoted substantial attention to religion.Â Much of what these philosophers advocated can be found in American constitutionalism.Â
We, the students of Modern Political Philosophy (PS 318), propose to present several papers on this subject, followed by commentary and then general discussion.
Type of Presentation: Class oral (75 minute)
Presentation Area: Political Science
Course name: Modern Political Philosophy
Course Instructor: Dry, Murray P.
Number of presenters: 5
Presenter(s): LaBarba, Nathan Gerald, Kanchaveli, Salome, Fitzgerald, Mohan Luc
Major(s): Joint Political Science and Philosophy; Political Science; Mathematical Sciences
Class Year(s): 2014; 2014; 2014
Sponsor(s): Dry, Murray P.
Dept(s): Political Science