課程資訊
課程名稱
西洋政治思想專題
Seminar on Selected Topics in Western Political Thought 
開課學期
108-2 
授課對象
社會科學院  政治學研究所  
授課教師
蕭高彥 
課號
PS7012 
課程識別碼
322 M4020 
班次
 
學分
2.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期五3,4(10:20~12:10) 
上課地點
社科研605 
備註
碩班必修:政治思想。
限碩士班以上
總人數上限:20人
外系人數限制:5人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1082PS7012_ 
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課程概述

重要公告:自4/24起恢復教室(社科研605)上課。

 

課程目標
西洋政治思想專題
Seminar on Selected Topics in Western Political Thought
一○八學年度第二學期 課程編號:政治所 PS7012
授課教師:蕭高彥教授 E-mail: carl@gate.sinica.edu.tw
上課時間:週五 34 上課教室:社科605

課程概述
本學期將探討Thomas Hobbes的政治思想,研讀主要著作《論公民》以及《利維坦》,瞭解西方現代政治思想主要論題(自然權利、社會契約、國家主權、自由、民主等)的起源。研讀原典之後,搭配閱讀當代劍橋學派Quentin Skinner 與Richard Tuck的研究成果,藉以熟悉當代西方政治思想研究之發展趨勢,並培養同學的獨立研究能力。 
課程要求
課程要求﹕
1) 為因應冠狀病毒疫情,請同學分散坐開,每次上課坐相同位子。原則上會點名,但並不做為評分依據,而是若有疫情發生時之訊息。
2) 輪流報告教材(以20分鐘為度),報告同學請準備500-1000字之小論文。
3) 閱讀教材,每次上課準備問題提供討論。
4) 最後一次上課選修同學報告擬撰寫學期報告題目、相關文獻、主要論旨(10分鐘)。
5) 就本學期授課內容撰寫學期報告一篇,於 7/31 24:00前email寄給老師(carl@gate.sinica.edu.tw),逾時不候。 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
另約時間 備註: 需先以email 聯繫(carl@gate.sinica.edu.tw) 
參考書目
HOW TO WRITE A SCHOLARLY PAPER
1. State an explicit thesis. A good paper should state a distinctive thesis at the very beginning and indicate why it is important. In this fashion you grab the reader's attention before it has a chance to wonder and make the paper effective. If you do not know your point at the beginning of your paper, you will not fortuitously discover it as you wander aimless along.
2. What is meant by a "thesis." A thesis is your opinion on certain issue(s) that can be related to the ongoing debates or concerns, or new interpretation of the text that can enhance of our understanding. A thesis must be situated in the current state of second-hand literature of the relevant philosophers. Stating that you intend to "compare and contrast" several authors on a broad range of issues is not a thesis, nor a simple stream of data, nor a mere stream of consciousness.
3. Argument: your thesis must be substantiated by relevant textual evidence. Through the middle of your paper you must convince your reader that your thesis is plausible. To do so you have to prove your command of the texts.
4. Economy: marshall only relevant material. The person with the greatest command of the material will know what is obvious and can merely be stated, and what needs to be argued. Avoid stating the obvious as well as merely stringing together summaries of text arbitrarily. Everything should follow in a logical order to support your thesis.
5. Analyze the implications or relevance of your thesis. In conclusion you should answer such questions as "so what?" "why is this interesting?" A mere recapitulation or summary at the end of a short essay insults the reader's power of memory. Your conclusion should provide something fresh and new.
6. Clarity is the highest virtue. It is not your reader's responsibility to try to reconstruct what you mean, or to ferret out the subterranean logic that binds together the parts of your essay. Write in such a way that no one could possibly doubt what your are trying to say or why you are saying it.
7. Addressee. Write as if your audience were the world at large. Never write as if your paper were a privileged communication between you and the professor. Avoid casual speech and chattiness on the one hand and stilted formality on the other. Write as you would speak.
8. Revise and revise again. There is no other way for your essay to show that it is the product of care than by doing more than one draft. You expect your reader to take your work seriously and give it care and attention. It is an insult to the reader not to do the same.
9. Learning by doing. Copy several papers from scholarly journals on a subject that interests you and examine how the authors execute the above principles. 
指定閱讀
上課進度(已依據新行事曆更新):

3/6 導論
安排報告schedule

3/13 Hobbes, On the Citizens, ed. R. Tuck, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998, Dedication, Preface, Chapters 1-3, pp. 3-57. 報告同學:王亮中

3/20 Hobbes, On the Citizens, Chapters 5-10, pp. 69-126 報告同學:陳靖沇

3/27 Hobbes, On the Citizens, Chapters 12-15, pp.131-186. 報告同學:廖偉鈞

4/3 民族掃墓節補假

4/10 Richard Tuck, “Hobbes and democracy,”
Kinch Hoekstra, “A lion in the house: Hobbes and democracy,”
in Rethinking the Foundations of Modern Political Thought, pp.171-218.

4/17 Hobbes, Leviathan, ed. Edwin Curley, Dedication, Introduction, Chapters 1-9, pp.1-50. 報告同學:蘇家瑋

4/24 Hobbes, Leviathan, Chapters 10-15, pp.50-100. 報告同學:黃泓文

5/1 Hobbes, Leviathan, Chapters 16-21, pp.101-145. 報告同學:程楚喬

5/8 Hobbes, Leviathan, Chapters 22-26, pp.146-189. 報告同學:蔡豐蔚

5/15 Hobbes, Leviathan, Chapters 27-31, A Review and Conclusion, pp.190-244, 489-497. 報告同學:邱郁珽

5/22 Quentin Skinner, “Hobbes and the Purely Artificial Person of the State,” Visions of Politics, vol.3, pp.177-208. 報告同學:趙一穎

5/29 Quentin Skinner, Hobbes and Republican Liberty, Chapters 1-4

6/5 Quentin Skinner, Hobbes and Republican Liberty, Chapters 5-6, Conclusion

6/12 學期報告構想討論(每人約10分鐘),需準備書面大綱或PPT。

西洋政治思想專題
一○八學年度第二學期 座位表


廖偉鈞 蔡豐蔚 黃泓文 蘇家瑋 邱郁珽
政治所 政治所 政治所 政治所 政治所
R08322047 R08322018 R08322019 R08322015 R07322016



程楚喬 陳靖沇 趙一穎
政治所 歷史所
R08322015 R08123016 B0390214




王亮中 曲家蓁 胡凱瑞
政治所 政治所 政治所
R08322017 R07322018 D05322008


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