Principal teaching commitments in the Department of Government at the University of Manchester: History of Political Thought (mainly eighteenth century from Montesquieu to Kant, including Rousseau, Smith, Burke and Paine); Modern Political Thought (mainly Bentham and Mill, Hegel and Marx, Marxism and Anarchism). Special authors: Machiavelli, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Burke, Saint Simon, Hegel, Marx, Bakunin. Special subjects: the Enlightenment and Revolution; Utopian Socialism.
At Magdalen College, Oxford, 1967-1971: History of Political Thought ; Modern European History from 1685 to 1848.
In the Department of History, University of Manchester, 1990-1992: History and Historians (mainly eighteenth century historiography); The Age of Enlightenment (a special subject course for third year students).
In the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter, 2000-2001: Political Theory from Hobbes to Burke; The Enlightenment and its Critics.
At Yale University, 2002-2004: Ancient and Medieval Political Thought; The Age of Enlightenment and its Critics; Directed Studies (a course of lectures and seminars in classic texts or ‘Great Books’).
Other teaching: History of Political Thought, London School of Economics (1982-1986); History of Political Thought, General Historical Questions, and lecture series on ‘Rousseau and the Enlightenment’and ‘Montesquieu and Rousseau’, in the History Faculty of Cambridge University (1973-1975, 1983, 1988 and 1993); Eighteenth-Century Intellectual History, in the Department of History, Central European University, Budapest (1999).
Extra mural teaching in political thought for two years.