Lecture 1. Philosophical problems in the social sciences Lecture 2. Freedom: Method Discussion. Hobbes Lecture 3. Freedom: Interpretation Lecture 4. Freedom: Principle Discussion. Spinoza Lecture 5. Freedom: Selection Lecture 6. Freedom: Selection (Part 2) Discussion. Kant Lecture 7. Power: Selection and interpretation Lecture 8. Power: Interpretation (Part 2) and method Discussion. Mill, On liberty Lecture 9. Power: Method (Part 2) Lecture 10. Power: Principle; and History: Interpretation Discussion. Machiavelli Lecture 11. History: Method and principle, and conclusion Discussion. Review Appendix A. Class schedule Appendix B. List of names Appendix C. One alternate introduction to the course Appendix D. Schema of philosophic semantics Appendix E. Reading selections from Hobbes's Leviathan and Philosophical rudiments Appendix F. Kant, Fundamental principles: three editions with major sections Appendix G. Mill, On liberty: four editions with major sections' pagination Appendix H. McKeon notes on freedom and history Appendix I. Final examination Appendix J. Semantic profiles of selected Western thinkers Appendix K. Alternative definitions of freedom, power, and history.
Lectures and materials from a course on "Concepts and Methods: The Social Sciences" offered at the University of Chicago in 1965. Includes bibliographical references and index.