Up to this point in the course, we have had very intentional exposure to the nature, basis and foundation of our political assumptions (ontology, human nature, society, epistemology). if possible Include, Hobbes, Marx’s, Baker, Plato, Charles Darwin’s theory and more
We have examined these assumptions carefully, with an eye towards sequentially unfolding each of these unique propositions and then letting them build into a more comprehensive foundation for the background of political thought.
Now it’s your turn to build these disparate parts into a comprehensive whole!
Your task is thus:
Using writings from all 4 philosophical bases examined (not ALL the writings from each, but a sufficient amount), you must put these bases and assumptions into conversation with each other. Using the (often conflicting) assumptions found in many of these writings, you are to distill areas of convergence and divergence, taking note where particular assumptions and arguments build upon each other in order to give us a comprehensive view of our political gaze.
Some examples: how does ontology inform assumptions of human nature? How do assumptions of human nature inform images of society? There will be conflict but there will also be overlap and convergence. Look for both.
Length: 4-5 double spaced pages, 12 point font, in-text citation