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Lecture and Seminar Timetable

Term

Week

Block

Lecture and Seminar Topic

Autumn Term 2 Individual

Deliberating the Self: Journals/Diaries/Autobiography:

John Bunyan; Samuel Pepys; Dudley Ryder; James Boswell; Fanny Burney; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Benjamin Franklin

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3

Female Constructions: Mary Wollstonecraft (A Vindication, Maria) and Mary Hays (Memoirs of Emma Courtney)

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4

Black Narratives: The History of Mary Prince 

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5

 The Romantic Self: Leopardi/Stendhal/Hazlitt/Moritz

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6

~ Reading Week: no lectures or seminars -

7

Alternative Selves 

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8 Polis and Society

Nature and State: Government and the individual: Thomas Hobbes and John Locke

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9

Interests, Consumption and the Virtues and Vices: B de Mandeville and Addison and Steele

Fashion Clothes/Hair/Consumer Goods/The Tatler/Spectator

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10

The Discovery of Society: Kames/Millar

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11

ie: week 1 term 2

Week 1 Term 2

Commerce and Republics: Montesquieu and Ferguson

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Spring Term 12

Society’s Productivity: Adam Smith Bk V

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13

The Critique of the Social: J J Rousseau, Discourse on Origin of Inequality/Wollstonecraft Vindication (ch 9, 13 (sect III))

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14 Society and Polis

Divergent Republics: J J Rousseau / Federalist Papers/Mercy Otis Warren

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15

Improvement and its Critics: William Godwin /Thomas Malthus

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16

~ Reading Week: no lectures or seminars ~

17

The Contribution of Labour: E. Sieyes/Paine/Charles Fourier/Robert Owen/Feminist Political Economy

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18

Order and Change: E. Burke – Reflections/ J. S. Mill Spirit of the Age

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19

The Nation as Community: J. G. Herder/ J. G. Fichte Addresses

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20

Constitutionalism: G. W. F. Hegel – Philosophy of Right

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21

The state

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Summer Term

22

Democratic Society: Alexis de Tocqueville Democracy in America 1835 and 1840

Tocqueville and colonialism

Lecture slides 2018

23

Historical Determinism/All that is Solid: Karl Marx

Lecture Slides 2018

24 Revision

Revision. Please start with the marking exercise here. You can find the exam answer to mark here

You should also look at past papers - and think about how to answer the questions. There is an e-mail setting out our proposals for supporting you in this - copied here.

Here are the papers from 2017, 2018, and 2019 

And here is a set of slides about how you might approach answering questions

answering exam questions slides