Plato's Triad: THEAETETUS, SOPHIST, and STATESMAN|
Spring 2012 not offered
This seminar will focus on a group of three Platonic dialogues linked dramatically and thematically--the THEAETETUS, SOPHIST, and STATESMAN--that together present some of Plato's most sophisticated views in epistemology, metaphysics, and politics. Often assigned to the latter part of his career, these are works in which Plato seems to enter a more self-critical phase in his writing, where we find a return to some of the topics that occupy him in the REPUBLIC, such as the nature of knowledge and reality, as well as further reflections on issues of philosophical method.
Logical Reasoning, Writing
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Plato, THEAETETUS, SOPHIST, STATESMAN
Secondary source materials.
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Student-led discussion, two short papers (5-6 pages); one longer research paper (20+ pages).
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