Philosophy 290-2

Fall 2016

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
290-2 Graduate Seminar: Aristotle’s Metaphysics Gamma Clarke M 2-4 234 Moses

The fourth book of Aristotle’s Metaphysics. We will read the text in translation. Topics include: Aristotle’s conception of metaphysics (the science of being qua being); the doctrine that ‘being is said in many ways’; the principle of non-contradiction as the firmest of all principles; Aristotle’s defence of the principle of non-contradiction; refutations of Protagorean relativism and of the Heraclitean theory of flux.