Philosophy 290-3

Spring 2013

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
290-3 Graduate Seminar: Aristotle’s Conception of Animal and Human Agency Corcilius W 2-4 234 Moses Hall

Aristotle’s science of living beings contains a joint or “common” account of animal and human locomotion. At the center of this common account lies a certain conception of animal and human agency, which also forms the basis for Aristotle’s accounts of moral responsibility, of morally good action and akratic behavior. The seminar aims at a philosophical evaluation of this conception. Sections from the following books will be read and discussed: Physics VIII; De Anima III; De Motu Animalium; Nicomachean Ethics III, VI, VII.

Requirements: Phil. 161 or equivalent. Knowledge of Greek is welcome, but not required.