Monday, April 04, 2011

POLS 250 End of Term


...and so concludes another year of classes. Tonight is the final lecture for my yearlong undergrad history of political thought course (from Plato to Marx). As always it was a real treat to teach this survey course on the canonical figures of the discipline.

The video above is a collection of images of the themes and thinkers we covered in the course. Transcending our time and geography is imperative if we hope to develop a diverse cognitive toolbox for addressing the problems of today. Engaging with the history of ideas promotes understanding and intellectual humility. There is much we can learn from the past.