Academic Catalog 2019-20

HUM 5507 Political Philosophy & Isms of Modernity

We "late moderns" are confronted by a wide array of competing ideological perspectives, or what can be called the "Isms of Modernity". What is the nature of ideology? What are the reigning ideologies of modernity, and what are the moral and political visions inherent in those that capture the bulk of our attention and commitment? What is at stake in the competition amongst the "Isms" of modernity? This course will take a philosophical look at the moral and political implications of liberalism, communitarianism, feminism, postmodernism, pragmatism, and various other isms.


4.00 units