Medieval Debate

Political Theory

Mondays 3:30-4:50
Types of Debate

parliamentary debate

policy debate

Lincoln-Douglas debate

Helpful Links

Library of Congress

PBS Great Speeches

History Channel Speech Archive

UVM Debate Page

This class provides opportunities to debate political issues using canonical texts. We'll be drawing on Habermas and Marx, Foucault and Martin Luther King, Jr., to argue our position on current controversies. The propositions will, no doubt, be homegrown, garnered from Nook and Town Meeting. "What is the RA's responsibility for underage drinking? Who should decide what courses are offered?"
The authorities will be very wise guys (and a few girls), philosophers who have thought long and how about justice and fairness, power and responsibility.

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