Political Theory: The Classic Texts and Their Continuing Relevance (2005)
by Joshua Kaplan.

Kaplan teaches courses in political theory and American politics at Notre Dame. He reads the text in the record-book version, with syllabus:

See also Political Science Glossary.

Lecture 1: How Political Theory Means

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Lecture 2: Plato 1 The Apology and The Crito.

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Lecture 3: Plato 2: The Republic.

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Lecture 4: Thucydides 1.

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Lecture 5: Thucydides 2.

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Lecture 6: Aristotle.

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Lecture 7: Machiavelli.

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Lecture 8: Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan.

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Lecture 9: Jean-Jacques Rousseau: On The Social Contract.

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Lecture 10: The Federalist Papers.

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Lecture 11: Alexis de Tocqueville 1.

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Lecture 12: Alexis de Tocqueville 2

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Lecture 13: Karl Marx: The Communist Manifesto.

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Lecture 14: Game Theory.

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