This course is a close reading of Plato's REPUBLIC, one of the most influential and controversial texts in the Western philosophical tradition. The REPUBLIC's concerns are extremely broad--ethics, politics, metaphysics, education, rhetoric, and the nature of philosophy itself. We will explore how each of these topics is understood in the dialogue, but also how they are related to one another. It is always with an eye to this larger question of what it is that unites the REPUBLIC that we shall work our way through this complex text.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: [PHIL201 or COL359 or CCIV217]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CCIV)(CLAS)(COL)(PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Plato's REPUBLIC, plus selections from other Platonic dialogues.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two papers and a philosophical journal.
|Instructor(s): Ostrow,Matthew Times: ...W... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: FISK412; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 16||SR major: 6||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 6||JR non-major: 2||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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