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John Holzwarth

Assistant Professor with Term

J.R. Howard Hall


Fall 2018

POLS 310 Pillars of Western Political Thought: Plato to Machiavelli

Great works of political philosophy from ancient Greece and Rome, early Christianity, and the Renaissance. Themes include the foundations of morality and justice, the role of hierarchy in politics, and the role of politics in cultivating human excellence. Works may include Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War; Plato’s ApologyCrito, and Republic; Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Politics; Augustine’s City of God; and Machiavelli’s The Prince, among others.

POLS 313 Global Justice 

Normative issues in international politics, including such topics as national sovereignty, just war theory, international intervention, human rights, cultural rights, secession and self-determination, the competing ethics of patriotism, nationalism, and cosmopolitanism. Historical approaches through such thinkers as Thucydides, Hobbes, Kant, Mill, followed by contemporary readings, including such authors as Rawls, Walzer, Kymlicka, Rorty, Nussbaum.

Academic Credentials

B.A. Political Science and English, Colgate University, 1993

Ph.D. Politics, Princeton University, 2004

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John Holzwarth Assistant Professor with Term

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