The Philosophy of Plato

Course Number: 
HUL 842
LTP structure: 
3-0-0
Discipline: 
Philosophy
Credit: 
3.0

Course Objective

The aim of this course is to understand Plato's writings on a variety of topics, and see the connection between these writings and more contemporary philosophical discussions.

Course Content

This is a survey of Plato's thinking about politics, ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics. We will focus on a careful and critical reading of the primary texts, and attempt to get a sense both of their historical and cultural specificity, as well as their interest more generally as sources of philosophical insight.

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