Schedule 2016

January 19:  Overview of the Course
Readings: None
Assignment Due:  None
In-Class: Introductions and and Syllabus Review

THINKING ABOUT POLITICAL GOODS

January 21:  Introduction to Political Philosophy

Readings:Tallisse, Chapter 1
Assignment Due:  None
In-Class: Introductions to The Political Origins of Philosophy

January 26: Defining Liberal Political Philosophy

Readings: Tallisse, Chapter 2
Assignment Due: None
In-Class: VOCABULARY QUIZ; Living in the Environment of Liberalism

January 28: On Getting Free: Equality is a Thirst Trap

Readings: Tallisse, Chapter 3
Assignment Due:  None
In-Class:VOCABULARY QUIZ; Debates on the Meaning/Experience of Liberty

February 2:  Made in our Own Image: Designing Social Goods

Readings: Tallisse, Chapter 4
Assignment Due:  None
In-Class:VOCABULARY QUIZ

February 4: On the Assumption of Power

Readings: Tallisse, Chapter 4
Assignment Due:  None
In-Class:

February 9: Whose Justice for All
Readings: Tallisse, Chapter 5
Assignment Due:  None
In-Class:

February 11: Justice Work as Alchemy
Readings: Tallisse, Chapter 5
Assignment Due:  None
In-Class:

February 16:  The Democratic Tradition(s)
Readings: Tallisse, Chapter 6
Assignment Due:  None
In-Class:

February 18:  The Risks of the Democratic Experiment
Readings: Tallisse, Chapter 7
Assignment Due:  None
In-ClassEXAM on Tallisse

THINKING ABOUT POLITICAL EVILS

February 23: Cultures of Abuse & Intersectionality
Readings: None
Assignment Due:  None
In-Class: Introductions and and Syllabus Review

February 25:  Defining and Deconstructing Evil
Readings: None
Assignment Due:  None
In-Class: Introductions and and Syllabus Review

March 1:  The Ideal Self: Dominant Narratives & Social Orders

March 3: The Act of (Un)Becoming/Non-Being
Readings:Barrett, Chapter 4, “Formalism”
Assignment Due:  Be prepared for the quiz, and discussion in class.
In-Class: QUIZ on Chapter 4: Vocabulary and Key Thinkers

March 8: Memories and the Problem of Simplifying Complex Narratives
Readings:Barrett, Chapter 5, “Formalism”
Assignment Due:  None
In-Class: Christian Triumphalism, Empire and Mullata Complexity

March 9:  From Values to Public Policy
Readings:Barrett, Chapter 6, “To Pick One’s Own Cotton”
Assignment Due:  None
In-Class: Discussion on How Policy and Values relate

SPRING BREAK

March 22: The Act of (Un)Becoming/Non-Being
Readings:Barrett, Chapter 4, “Formalism”
Assignment Due:  
In-Class: QUIZ on Chapter 4: Vocabulary and Key Thinkers

March 29: Memories and the Problem of Simplifying Complex Narratives
Readings:
Assignment Due: Be prepared for the quiz, and discussion in class.
In-Class: Christian Triumphalism, Empire and Mullata Complexity

March 31: Doing Something about It
Readings: Jaspers, Introduction and Chapter 1
Assignment Due:  None
In-Class: Discussion of what is a social movement.

April 5: The Meaning and Infrastructure of Social Movements
Readings: Jaspers, Chapter 2 & 3
Assignment Due:  None
In-Class:

April 7: Recruiting for Social Movements
Readings: Jaspers, Chapter 4
Assignment Due:  None
In-Class: Discussion of what is a social movement.

April 12: Sustaining Social Movements?
Readings: Jaspers, Chapter 5
Assignment Due:  None
In-Class:

April 14: What are the Boundaries of our Social Movement?
Readings: Jaspers, Chapter 6-7
Assignment Due:  None
In-Class: Discussion of what is a social movement.

April 19: Justice Work as Alchemy
Readings: Jaspers, Chapter 8 and Conclusion
Assignment Due:  None
In-Class:

April 26: Winning, Losing, and Ending a Social Movement
Readings: Jaspers, Chapter 8 and Conclusion
Assignment Due:  None
In-Class:

April 28: Justice Work as Alchemy
Readings: Tallisse, Chapter 5
Assignment Due:  None
In-Class: