Academics & Course Offerings
COMM 3983/5193 Seminar in Freedom of Speech
The seminar will focus on the history and philosophy of freedom of expression, examining the arguments about individual liberty and community order in republics from Plato to the present. We will be reading selected works and discussing the ideas of writers such as Plato, Machiavelli, Milton, Spinoza, Filmer, Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Hume, James Burgh, Richard Price, Joseph Priestley, Blackstone, Bentham, James Mill, John Stuart Mill, Jefferson, Madison, Tunis Wortman, Kant, Constant, Tocqueville, Hegel, Grimke, Schofield, Schroeder, Chafee, Meiklejohn, Marcuse, Emerson, Haiman, Gates, MacKinnon and others.
COMM 4903/5903 Special Problems