Classic and Early Modern Political Theory

University of Jyväskylä VALS430, 5 ECTS

Instructions for the essay

Ohjeet Esseiden kirjoittamiseen


  • Plato: The Republic (Πολιτεία) (in Finnish: Valtio, Teokset IV)
  • Stanley Rosen: Plato’s Republic



Aristoteles Aristotle

  • Aristotle: The Politics (Πολιτικά) (in Finnish: Politiikka, Teokset VIII)
  • Yack, B.: The Problems of a Political Animal



MachivaelliNiccolò Machiavelli

  • Machiavelli: The Discourses on Livy (Discorsi) (in Finnish: Valtiollisia mietelmiä)
  • Skinner, Q.: The Foundations of Modern Political Thought Vol. I: The Renaissance



Thomas Hobbes

  • Hobbes: Leviathan (Chapters I–II)
  • M. Jakonen: Multitude in Motion



Rousseau J.-J Rousseau

  • Rousseau: On The Social Contract, Or Principles of Political Right (Du contrat social) (in Finnish: Yhteiskuntasopimuksesta)
  • T.B. Strong: Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Politics of the Ordinary.


Adam smith Adam Smith

  • Smith: The Wealth of Nations (In finish Kansojen varallisuuus)
  • L. Montes: Adam Smith in Context



Hegel G.W.F. Hegel

  • Hegel: Elements of the Philosophy of Right (Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts) (in Finnish: Oikeusfilosofia)
  • P. Franco: Hegel’s Philosophy of Freedom.