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Link for Considerations on Representative Government

For Tuesday’s class (2/21), we will be finishing up our discussions of Mill’s “On Liberty.” On Thursday, we’ll start discussing his text, Considerations on Representative Government,” which explains why representative government is so awesome (for most people, anyway), and how … Continue reading

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Readings for Next Week (Feb. 4 and 6)

For Friday and Monday, we are reading several critics of modern democracy, largely undertaken from an elitist perspective. The first is Hannah More’s “Village Politics.” You can also find an interesting discussion of More’s pamphlet¬†here¬†(this is not assigned, but it … Continue reading

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Mill, Considerations on Representative Government

Hi all, For Monday, we are beginning Mill’s “Considerations on Representative Government,” which you can find here. On Monday’s class, we’ll be looking at chapters 1-3, and we’ll consider chapters 4-8 over the rest of the week.  

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Readings for Friday, 9/16 and Monday, 9/19

For Friday and Monday, we are reading several critics of modern democracy, largely undertaken from an elitist perspective. The first is Hannah More’s “Village Politics.” You can also find an interesting discussion of More’s pamphlet here (this is not assigned, … Continue reading

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