Philosophy 160

Summer 2015 Session A

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
160 Plato Buckels TuWTh 3:30-6 223 Dwinelle

This course will be an intensive reading of Plato’s Republic, examining the dialogue as a unified work, held together by its focus on and defense of justice. We will pay special attention to Book I and its resemblance to Socratic dialogues and to the metaphysics and epistemology of Books V – VII. We will also see how these features of the Republic, along with its ethical and political themes, connect with other works in the Platonic corpus.

Previously taught: FL13, FL12, SP12, SP11, SP09, FL07, FL06, FL04.