Representative Western Political Thinkers
This One Week Series is Written in English Language in Question Answer Series According to syllabus of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati University.
PAPER-I: REPRESENTATIVE WESTERN POLITICAL THINKERS
3 hrs. Duration Max. Marks 100
Note: Each theory paper is divided into three independent units. The question paper will be divided into three parts Part-A. Part-B and Part-C. Part A (20 marks) is compulsory and contains 10 questions at least three questions from each unit. Each question is of two marks (20 words). Part-B (20 marks) is compulsory and will contain five questions at least one from each unit. Candidate is required to attempt all five questions. Each question is of four marks (50 words). Part-C (60 marks) contains six questions two from each unit. Candidate is required to attempt three questions, one from each Unit. Each question is of twenty marks (400 words)
Greek, Medieval and Early Modern Political Thinkers-
Plato: Ideal State, Justice, Philosopher King, Education, Communism
Aristotle: State, Citizenship, Property, Slavery, Revolution.
St Augustine : Theory of Two cities.
St Thomas Aquinas: State, Law. Christianization of Aristotle.
Nicolo Machiavelli: Nation State, State Craft. Religion and Morality.
Contractual and Utilitarian Political Thinkers:
Thomas Hobbes: Contractual Theory. Sovereignty. John Locke : Contractual Theory & Private Property.
J.J. Rousseau: Contractual Theory & General Will. Jeremy Bentham: Theory of Utility, Law & reforms. John Stuart Mill: Revision of Bethamite theory of Utility; Liberty and Representative Government.
Idealist and Scientific Socialist Political Thinkers:
Georg Wilhelm Hegel: Dialectical Idealism. Theory of State
TH Green: Functions of State and liberty.
Karl Marx: Dialectical & Historical Materialism, Surplus Value, Class Struggle, Revolution.