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    Dec 01, 2021  
American University Catalog 2018-2019 
    
American University Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GOVT-404 Burke’s Political Thought (3)


The West’s first and arguably greatest conservative thinker, Edmund Burke was an anti-philosophic philosopher and an influential statesman skeptical of what states can do. This course analyzes Burke’s political and moral writings in conversation with leading contemporaneous thinkers. Comparisons are made to current varieties of liberalism and conservatism. Crosslist: GOVT-604 . Grading: A-F only. Prerequisite: GOVT-105 . Restriction: minimum 2.5 GPA.