Brian Lars Enden
Designed especially for philosophy majors, but open to non-majors. Intensive study of Plato's masterpiece. Prerequisite: one PHIL course.
We will carefully and slowly read through Plato's masterwork. Because Plato's thought is so diverse and systematic, we will consider most of the major questions of philosophy along the way: from metaphysics and epistemology to feminism and politics. We will also read some contemporary reactions to Plato's thought and influence. Some previous coursework in philosophy recommended. TEXTS: Republic, Plato and translated by C.D.C. Reeve; The Open Society and Its Enemies, Karl R. Popper; Philosopher-Kings: The Argument of Plato’s Republic, C.D.C. Reeve.
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