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Published on Mar 4, 2011
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