Fall 2006 not offered
Is human wisdom our grasp of the fact that we know nothing? This question is the center of a group of questions which have come to be known collectively as the Socratic Paradoxes. They concern virtue, happiness, the nature of wisdom and the best way to live. These questions are the fruit of the thought of Socrates, who is the first great philosopher of the Western tradition. In this course we will examine these questions in their original context and contemporary philosophical reflections on them.
Ethical Reasoning, Writing
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DIALOGUES of Plato
THE MEMORABILIA of Xenophon
THE CLOUDS of Aristophanes
SOCRATES, IRONIST AND MORAL PHILOSOPHER by Gregory Vlastos
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Papers to be delivered in class
research paper (final, 20 pages)
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Course is only open to Philosophy majors, COL majors, or by permssion of instructor.