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.
- Spring 2013
- Twilight Hall 110(AXT 110)
- 1:30pm-2:45pm on Tuesday, Thursday (Feb 11, 2013 to May 13, 2013)
- Martha Woodruff
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- CW EUR PHL
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