A survey of a influential thinkers, radicals, and reformers from ancient times through the early 20th century with a focus on two central questions: First, how one should live, and second, what social arrangements might enable and promote the living of such a life. Students will read works by a variety of thinkers, which may include figures such as Diogenes the Cynic, Karl Marx, Jesus, H.D. Thoreau, J.S. Mill, and Marcus Aurelius. (ENGL120W College Composition Strongly Recommended)