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Plato and Socrates: Philosophy, Politics, and Desire
GOVT 397
Spring 2007
Section: 01  

Plato writes political philosophy through dialogues, in which his teacher and friend Socrates is a central figure. What can we learn about politics from these conversations? Who should rule, and how? What is the relation of our desires to more abstract ideas by which we might live together? We will read short and long dialogues from different stages in Plato's life.

Essential Capabilities: Ethical Reasoning
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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