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Institute of Continuing Education

This course introduces key figures, theories and themes of British political thought, 1600-1800. It includes Hobbes and Locke (political obligation); Hume and Smith (wealth and virtue); Burke and Paine (revolution). It also explores common concerns – liberty; obligation; civic virtue; the claim 'to know better' – and considers their enduring relevance.


Course dates

09 Jul 2018 to 20 Jul 2018

Course duration

2 week(s)

Apply by

25 Jun 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 10

Course code