The Dennes Room

Philosophy 161

Spring 2017

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
161 Aristotle Clarke TuTh 12:30-2:00 Moffitt 103

This course is an in-depth introduction to the philosophy of Aristotle. We will study selections from each of his major works. Since Aristotle was an remarkably wide-ranging philosopher, this means that we will cover a wide variety of philosophical topics. The course divides into four units: (1) The Organon; (2) The Philosophy of Nature; (3) Metaphysics; (4) Ethics and Political Philosophy.

Prerequisites: Philos 25A or an equivalent lower-level course in ancient Greek philosophy.

Required text: Aristotle: Selections, trans. Terence Irwin and Gail Fine (Hackett, 1995).

Previously taught: FL15, FL14, SP14, SU13A, SP13, SU12A, SP10, SP08, FL05, SP04.