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PSCI0333

Politics Phi & Education

Politics, Philosophy, and Education
We will explore the nature of these three activities and the relations among them. The course could be said to be an extended commentary on Socrates' claim that education is turning the soul toward being; Aristotle's distinction between theoretical and practical knowledge; and Marx's claim that philosophers have only interpreted the world, but the point is to change it. We will ask what is liberal education and what is its business with political things. We will read Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Nietzsche, and some 20th century writers, including Michael Oakeshott, Allan Bloom, and Leo Strauss. Seniors needing to fulfill a political science seminar requirement may arrange with the instructor to do so. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (Political Theory)/
Subject:
Political Science
Department:
Political Science
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR PHL
Equivalent Courses:
PSCI0433

Sections

Fall 2010

PSCI0333A-F10 Lecture (Nelson)

Fall 2009

PSCI0333A-F09 Lecture (Nelson)

Fall 2007

PSCI0333A-F07 Lecture (Nelson)

Fall 2005

PSCI0333A-F05 Lecture (Nelson)

Fall 2004

PSCI0333A-F04 Lecture (Nelson)

Fall 2003

PSCI0333A-F03 Lecture (Nelson)