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GVPT 241: The Study of Political Philosophy: Ancient and Modern

Guide to resources for GVPT 241

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This guide will help you identify and locate sources for your writing assignment:

"Compare and contrast Machiavelli and Hobbes' use of self-interest in their essays. To what extent is self-interest the primary value for the Prince, and for the citizen in Leviathan? Are there any ethical constraints on the pursuit of this value for either thinker? In general, when countries or citizens submit to constraints to the pursuit of self interest, do they do so for ethical reasons, or for self-interested reasons?

You essay must be between 1600 - 2400 words (5-7 pages at 11pt, doubles spaces text, or 320 words/page). Your essay must make extensive use of passages from the text (which do not count towards word range), and at least 3 scholarly sources. The essay must be fully referenced, using MLA format (Links to an external site.). The Paper is due Sunday night at 11:59PM on March 8."

 

 

Questions about locating the scholarly sources?  Please contact me.
Judy Markowitz 
judym@umd.edu