Course Catalog


Political Thought of Lincoln

This course will explore the intellectual journey of Abraham Lincoln and place him in the ranks of serious philosophers on the nature of man, God, and government. We will examine Lincoln's assertion that his entire political philosophy could be traced to the Declaration of Independence and its doctrine of natural law, consider his desire to preserve the Union in light of his conception of the immorality of slavery, and explore his constitutional understanding. Our reading will include a close examination of Lincoln's speeches and writings, as well as secondary sources.

Offered in:

2017 Spring

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 2635 MWF
10:00 - 10:50 am
Cunningham,Maurice T M03-0430
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 01/23/2017
Capacity: 50
Enrolled: 22
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites: Pre-req = Junior standing
Course Attributes: