Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCY 151)
Professor Szelenyi introduces the course to the students. Then he introduces each social thinker we will cover in the course: Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Smith, J.S. Mill, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Weber, and Durkheim. He provides an overview of their biographies, their major works, and their major contributions.
00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction: An Interdisciplinary Approach
14:36 - Chapter 2. Hobbes: The Troublemaker
19:07 - Chapter 3. Locke's Separation of Powers
21:50 - Chapter 4. The Adventurous Life and Work of Montesquieu
27:00 - Chapter 5. Rousseau: The Renaissance Man
34:17 - Chapter 6. The Two Adam Smiths
37:58 - Chapter 7. Mill's (Revisionist) Utilitarianism
40:51 - Chapter 8. The Well-Known Marx
41:51 - Chapter 9. Nietzsche: The First Post-modern Theorist
43:12 - Chapter 10. Brief Overviews on Freud, Weber and Durkheim
Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses
This course was recorded in Fall 2009.
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