Essay Questions/Prompts:

1. Compare any two of Plato, Aristotle, Rousseau, Kant, Wollstonecraft, Freud, Arendt, Adorno and/or Habermas on the relationship between rational deliberation and politics.

2. Compare any two of Locke, Marx, Weber, and/or Friedman on the relationship between economy and politics.

3. Compare any two of Rousseau, Montesquieu, Tocqueville, Mill, Kierkegaard, Adorno, Arendt and/or Habermas on the topic of political freedom.

4. Compare the classical conception of the social contract (Locke or Rousseau) with a non-ideal/critical theory account of modern political society (one of Adorno, Foucault, Mills or Crenshaw).