Travel with a master through the history of political philosophy, from the ancients to the moderns and the still living. This lively course will tell what you need to know about Plato, Aristotle, the Medieval thinkers, Locke, Roussseau, Hobbes, and thinkers like Strauss and Nozick - and not excluding the Austrians such as Menger, Mises, Hayek, and Rothbard.
Gordon gives a fair presentation of their ideas with attention to aspects that are usually overlooked, such as: what precisely do these people want the state to do? What is their view concerning how the state can accomplish its goals? What is their view toward commerce and its place in society?
He gives you the detail you need and the overview that makes political philosophy so very interesting. Here are 10 lectures in MP3 format that not only substitute for a graduate-school overview but go beyond the conventional because of the instructor's primary emphasis on human liberty.
This set is a great presentation for students of all ages - ten full lectures that tell you what you need to know. You will appreciate Dr. Gordon's calm, erudite, and spectacular survey of the friends and enemies of freedom in the history of ideas.
David Gordon is a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He was educated at UCLA, where he earned his PhD in intellectual history. He is the author of Resurrecting Marx: The Analytical Marxists on Exploitation, Freedom, and Justice, The Philosophical Origins of Austrian Economics, An Introduction to Economic Reasoning, and Critics of Marx. He is also editor of Secession, State, and Liberty and co-editor of H.B. Acton's Morals of Markets and Other Essays. Dr. Gordon is the editor of The Mises Review, and a contributor to such journals as Analysis, The International Philosophic Quarterly, The Journal of Libertarian Studies, and The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics.
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Format: CD (MP3)
Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute
Date Published: Jun 01, 2008
Dimensions: 5.75 x 5.00 x 0.25 (in)
Weight: 2.00 oz