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Richard E. Ashcraft
University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA 90095-9000)

Political Theory in Seventeenth-Century England

To explore the relationship between political theory and other areas of social life in 17th century England. Attention to the writings of Hobbes and Locke, but also to ideas of lesser-known thinkers (e.g., the Puritans, Levellers, Harrington, Filmer, Milton, etc.) Topics: Social contract, natural law, toleration, natural rights, and representative political institutions. Individuals with interest in philosophy, English literature, history, or other fields outside of political science are especially encouraged to apply.

Project fields:
Political Theory

Seminars for College Teachers

Education Programs

Total amounts:
$42,291 (approved)
$42,291 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1978 – 9/30/1978