• Instructor: Skiles, Alex
  • Description:

    01 (A. Skiles) This course introduces some of the main elements in the thought of Plato and Aristotle—perhaps the two most influential philosophers in the Western tradition—by exploring their differing views on a number of core topics in metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of mind and language, and the philosophy of science. After a short overview of several important 'Presocratic' philosophers that Plato and Aristotle are reacting to, we will be closely reading (i) Plato's Meno, Phaedo, books V-VII of Republic, a selection from Parmenides, and all or most of Theaetetus and The Sophist, and (ii) selections from Aristotle's Categories, Posterior Analytics, Physics, On the Soul, and Metaphysics.

  • Credits: 3
  • Sample Syllabus
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