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PLSC 299 01 (13303) /PHIL403/PHIL603/PLSC643

The Political Philosophy of Hobbes

Steven Smith
M 1.30-3.20 RKZ 102
Fall 2012 
No regular final examination
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Permission of instructor required

A close reading of the major works of Thomas Hobbes. Consideration of Hobbes as the founder of modern political science. Special attention to the problem of political theology and the status of the Bible in Hobbes's political thought.