2017-2018 Catalog

PHIL 300 Topics in Classical Philosophy

An examination of the moral and political philosophies of Socrates Plato and Aristotle. Questions for discussion will include: how should I live and what sort of person should I be? What is the nature of happiness? Can I be happy and also morally vicious? Do I have any good reason to act in the interests of others when they conflict with my own interests? What is the nature of justice and the just state? How do states affect our desires and aims? Given in alternate years.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Pre-1800