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The Major Trends in Western Political Thought
December 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until December 6, 2018
AT LIFELONG (8 sessions, $40)
Description: Part II continues the exploration of the major trends of western political thought. It will start by examining the ideas and ideals behind the French & American Revolutions and finish off looking at political thought as it developed in the 20th century leading to the emergence of mass movements and the conflict of world changing ideologies such as communism & fascism. We will consider are: Rousseau, Locke, Madison, Burke, Coleridge, Emerson, Marx, Mill and Dewey.
Instructor: Alex Delfini, recently retired from Iona College, was an Associate Professor, teaching philosophy and classic works of Western Civilization. He also taught Social Theory, Literature, and Religion in the Hudson Valley region. He recently taught this course through a grant from the NY Humanities Council. Since his undergraduate days, he has performed folk music, singing and playing guitar and banjo.