Topics in Ancient Philosophy: Plato's Republic

Th 11:00AM - 1:30PM / 1001 Cathedral of Learning  / CRN 24705

Our goal in this seminar will be to read and discuss Plato’s Republic in its entirety. The whole book is (or at least professes to be) about The Big Moral Question: What is so great about being just? Plato’s answer is far from direct or simple. To understand it, we have to wrestle with his views about human nature, how that nature is related to the nature of society, what knowledge is and what the objects of knowledge are like, the influence of art on our lives, and what happens after death. This is a research seminar. 

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Jessica Gelber

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Category A: Text and Theory

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