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PHIL0303

Aristotle

Philosophy of Aristotle
In this class we will explore both the original breadth and the contemporary relevance of Aristotle's thought. We will read a diverse selection of his writings, beginning with ethical and political works, continuing to works on art and poetry, the soul, and nature, and concluding with logical and ontological works. We will ask why Aristotelian virtue ethics in particular has enjoyed a recent renaissance and generated special interest in Aristotle's ideas about the ethical role of friendship, the perceptive power of the emotions, and the different kinds of intelligence. (Previous course in philosophy or waiver.) 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Philosophy
Department:
Philosophy
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
CW EUR PHL
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2013

PHIL0303A-S13 Lecture (Woodruff)

Spring 2011

PHIL0303A-S11 Lecture (Woodruff)

Fall 2006

PHIL0303A-F06 Lecture (Woodruff)