Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2009

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)


Political Science


College of Humanities and Fine Arts


The best way for one to begin approaching political philosophy is to do just that, not as a theorist or philosopher, but as a student who examines the various works of theorists in general and sees what is gainful in each of them. It is a thing said to be pleasant – to gain from those who possess knowledge that exceeds one's own. The theorists themselves are taxed with a kind of work that would not appear to the student pleasurable in the slightest, and he might be better off conceding the great labors and accolades that come with this work than partaking in any of them. A vast array of diverse works has been produced throughout human history, and especially in the past few centuries. Perhaps, all these works are gainful and useful. Each, glorious in its own way, could shine from its own angle to cast light upon human life in the 21st Century.