|Module Title||POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, THE IDEA OF WORLD HISTORY AND INT RELS|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Howard Williams|
|Semester||Intended for use in future years|
|Next year offered||N/A|
|Next semester offered||N/A|
|Course delivery||Seminar||1 x two hour seminar per week over one semester|
|Assessment||Essay||2 x 2,000 word essays - 25% each||50%|
The module is divided into two sections. The first deals with the recent debate in political philosophy and international relations stimulated Francis Fukuyama's 'The End of History and the Last Man' and the second deals with selected issues in political theory and international relations. In looking at Fukuyama's work in the first section, attention will also be paid to the origins of the 'end of history' thesis in the writings of Kant, Hegel and Marx.
Amongst those selected topics in political theory and international relations dealt with in the second section will be:
Aristotle and political wisdom; Kantian Universalism; Hobbes and international politics; Rousseau and the problem of inter-state rivalry; and the Marxist view of history and international politics.