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.

Pre Requisites: Pre-req = Junior standing

Offered in:

2018 Spring

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 8239 TuTh
9:30 - 10:45 am
Cunningham,Maurice T M03-0430
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 01/22/2018 - 05/09/2018
Capacity: 50
Enrolled: 23
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites: Pre-req = Junior standing
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