The Dennes Room

Philosophy 161

Fall 2015

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
161 Aristotle Corcilius MWF 3-4 122 Wheeler

The course is an intermediate level introduction into Aristotle’s philosophy, consisting of an examination of his main philosophical writings. We will cover parts of his logic, philosophy of science, and philosophy of nature. The second part of the course will be devoted to selected topics in Aristotle’s metaphysics (substance, potentiality/actuality, and the argument for a first unmoved mover in Metaphysics XII). Requirements: 25A, active participation, and occasionally the presentation of secondary literature.

Required text: A New Aristotle Reader, ed. J. L. Ackrill, 1987. Recommended text: The Complete Works of Aristotle, ed. J. Barnes 2 vol. 1984 (or later). Other readings will be made available on bcourses.

Previously taught: FL14, SP14, SU13A, SP13, SU12A, SP10, SP08, FL05, SP04.