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Political Science: Political Theory

Introduction to Political Philosophers

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Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy


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Library Materials - Political Philosophy

How do Liberals and Conservatives See the World (2012)

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Marx Reloaded (2011)

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Flatterers and Truthful Advisors: The Mind of a Leader 1

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Western Democracy Is Threatening Suicide: A Debate

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Key Constitutional Concepts - 1 Videodisc

Call Number: 342.73029 KEYCO 2006 DVD (Truax, Portage & Reedsburg)

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Triumph of the Will: The Film by Leni Riefenstahl

Call Number: 943.086 T839 DVD

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Early Philosophy


Plato, from Credo Reference: "PLATO (427–347 BCE)." The Essentials of Philosophy and Ethics. Abingdon: Hodder Education, 2006. Credo Reference. Web. 15 June 2011.

Political Philosophers


Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes, detail of an oil painting by John Michael Wright; in the National Portrait Gallery, London.
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The French Enlightenment philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau argued against slavery on the grounds that all persons are equal in nature. “Man is born free,” he observed in The Social Contract (1762), “and everywhere he is in chains.” (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)