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2020 - Summer

Honors College (HN)

Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC)

BIC 2330
Social Wrld I:City & the Soul
2330   Social World I: The City and the Soul                      
Co-requisite(s): BIC 2334.
Prerequisite(s): BIC 1324.
   This course studies classic works from the ancient and medieval traditions of social and political thought up to the modern rejection of those traditions inaugurated by Machiavelli. Ancient and medieval thinkers typically conceived of civic life as involving an ordering of the soul as well as an arrangement of physical conditions and resources, while early moderns like Machiavelli promote a realism dominated by the concepts of material self-interest and bodily security.  With this course, we thus seek to put in place a framework to facilitate our own reconsideration of the famous "quarrel between the ancients and the moderns" on perennial questions of social and political organization. Representative texts include Aristotle's Politics and Ethics, Cicero's de Republica, Augustine's City of God, Aquinas' On Kingship, and John of Salisbury's Policraticus, in addition to Machiavelli's Prince and Discourses on Livy.
Section:
S1
Status:
Open
Max Enroll:
16
Seats Avail:
3
Days:
MTWRF 
Time:
0115PM - 0245PM
Room:
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Activity:
Class Instruction

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