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PHIL0302

Philosophy of Plato

Philosophy of Plato
In this class, we will explore the significance, influence, and development of Plato's thought, paying special attention to the form of the dramatic dialogue and topics such as Platonic love, rhetoric and politics, learning and recollection, and the theory of forms. We will begin with the early period (dialogues such as the Meno and the Apology) focused on the historical figure of Socrates, continue to the middle period (Symposium, Republic), in which Plato develops his own distinctive views; and conclude with the later period (Philebus, Parmenides) in which Plato suggests a critique of Socrates and his own earlier positions. (Previous course in philosophy or waiver)
Subject:
Philosophy
Department:
Philosophy
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR PHL
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2015

PHIL0302A-S15 Seminar (Woodruff)

Spring 2012

PHIL0302A-S12 Seminar (Woodruff)

Spring 2009

PHIL0302A-S09 Seminar (Woodruff)

Spring 2006

PHIL0302A-S06 Seminar (Woodruff)