18 episodes

The history and development of political philosophy has been dominated by many inspirational and radical thinkers. The tracks on this album offer both an introduction and an in-depth insight into the leading theorists in this field and their most important works. In a series of lively and invigorating discussions, leading political philosophers examine canonical texts and seminal thinkers from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Century, highlighting their intellectual and cultural impact and the context in which the texts were originally written. This material forms part of The Open University course AA311: Reading political philosophy, from Machiavelli to Mill.

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The history and development of political philosophy has been dominated by many inspirational and radical thinkers. The tracks on this album offer both an introduction and an in-depth insight into the leading theorists in this field and their most important works. In a series of lively and invigorating discussions, leading political philosophers examine canonical texts and seminal thinkers from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Century, highlighting their intellectual and cultural impact and the context in which the texts were originally written. This material forms part of The Open University course AA311: Reading political philosophy, from Machiavelli to Mill.

    Reading Political Philosophy: From Machiavelli to Mill

    Reading Political Philosophy: From Machiavelli to Mill

    An introduction to this album.

    • 56 sec
    Transcript -- Reading Political Philosophy: From Machiavelli to Mill

    Transcript -- Reading Political Philosophy: From Machiavelli to Mill

    An introduction to this album.

    Machiavelli: Nigel Warburton and Quentin Skinner

    Machiavelli: Nigel Warburton and Quentin Skinner

    An in-depth discussion of Machiavelli’s The Prince, including its social, historical and moral context and the book’s continuing relevance to contemporary political thought.

    • 47 min
    Transcript -- Machiavelli: Nigel Warburton and Quentin Skinner

    Transcript -- Machiavelli: Nigel Warburton and Quentin Skinner

    An in-depth discussion of Machiavelli’s The Prince, including its social, historical and moral context and the book’s continuing relevance to contemporary political thought.

    Hobbes: Jon Pike and Quentin Skinner

    Hobbes: Jon Pike and Quentin Skinner

    Concentrating on the masterpiece Leviathan, Hobbes’ political and social doctrine is defined and considered, along with Hobbes’ thought on the viability of monarchy.

    • 52 min
    Transcript -- Hobbes: Jon Pike and Quentin Skinner

    Transcript -- Hobbes: Jon Pike and Quentin Skinner

    Concentrating on the masterpiece Leviathan, Hobbes’ political and social doctrine is defined and considered, along with Hobbes’ thought on the viability of monarchy.

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