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Jean Valerie Roberts
PHIL 431
Seattle Campus

Philosophy of Plato

Study of selected middle and late dialogues.

Class description

We will focus on the dialogues on friendship and love, the Lysis, Symposium, and Phaedrus, with occasional forays into others where relevant. Students taking the course for three credits will write weekly reading responses and revisions to those responses. Undergraduates taking five credits, and graduate students, will also write a term paper. Undergraduates ought to have taken a previous course in Greek philosophy. TEXT: "Plato: Complete Works", John M. Cooper, ed.; and some secondary literature that will be provided in electronic form.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Annette R. Bernier
Date: 02/19/2014