'Logan Echolls is a Rousseuian romantic trapped in the persona of a Machiavel'. Discuss.
With reference to the issue of incorporation consider whether Mayor Woody's concept of property is essentially Lockean or Hobbesian.
To what extent does the character of Dick Casablancas stand as a refutation of Mill's arguments for free speech?
Can the character of Lucky the janitor be interpreted in the light of Marx's discussion of species being and alienation?
In the Communist Manifesto Marx and Engels refer to the bourgeoisie as sharing their women in common. Is this statement verified or mocked by the characterisation of Kendall Casablancas in TV's Veronica Mars.
Discuss the validity of Rousseau's concept of 'amour propre' with reference to the internal relationships of o-9ers in Veronica Mars.
Illuminate critically conceptions of the relationship between state and civil society as played out in the conflict between Sheriff Lamm and Keith Mars.
13 October 2006
VM & HPT
16+ Hour of teaching this week; hence no blogging. The following is a list of exam questions produced by my colleague here at Swansea. We are co-teaching the History of Political Thought (HPT), but he is also borrowing season 2 of Veronica Mars (VM) at the same time: