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Brian Lars Enden
PHIL 335
Seattle Campus

Plato's Republic

Designed especially for philosophy majors, but open to non-majors. Intensive study of Plato's masterpiece. Prerequisite: one PHIL course.

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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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Last Update by Annette R. Bernier
Date: 11/21/2012