PHIL 362.3/862.3 (T2, 2010)
Topics in Political Philosophy: Democracy and Its Critics

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Term Papers

For undergraduate students who did not received their graded term paper at the final exam, these are now available for pick up in the Department office (Arts 619).

Update (04.19.10): Graded term papers for graduate students have now been returned (check your mailbox) and final grades for the grad section have been posted. Please feel free to see me during office hours regarding questions, complaints, death threats, etc.

Time / Location:
Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:30- 12:50 PM / Arts 213
25632 (362); 25935 (862)
William Buschert <>
Office / Phone :

Arts 623 / 966-6955

Office Hours:
Fridays 1:00 - 2:30 or by appointment
Required Texts:

All texts that we will be reading in the course are available for download on the ‘Online Readings’ page (use your U of S NSID and password to access).

That said, we will be reading a substantial number of texts that happen to be collected in:

Thomas Christiano, ed. Philosophy and Democracy. Oxford University Press, 2003.

So students who want to avoid the hassle and expense of printing out selections from this text may wish to order a copy. The Christiano text has NOT been pre-ordered through the U of S Bookstore, but it is readily available through, Amazon, etc.

Similarly, for the ‘classical positions’ readings, I have, for the most part, deliberately selected versions found in a widely-used anthology that some students probably already own:

Steven M. Cahn, ed. Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy. Oxford University Press, 2002.

Some of you will have already purchased this text for POLS 236 and/or POLS 237 and/or PHIL 262. In any case, should you choose to do so, you should be able to find a used copy for just a few dollars.

Recommended Text:

Frank Cunningham, Theories of Democracy: A Critical Introduction. Routledge, 2002.

The Cunningham book has NOT been ordered through the Bookstore, but it is readily (and fairly cheaply) available through or Amazon.


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Last Updated: 19.04.10