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Cursus: FRRMV17002
FRRMV17002
Topics in Philosophy Plato and Aristotle
Cursus informatieRooster
CursuscodeFRRMV17002
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; Utrecht Graduate School of Humanities; Domein Filosofie en Religiewetenschap RMA;
ContactpersoonM. Bonazzi
E-mailm.bonazzi@uu.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
M. Bonazzi
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
1  (06-09-2021 t/m 05-11-2021)
Aanvangsblok
1
TimeslotA: A (MA-ochtend, DI-namiddag, WO-ochtend)
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
OpmerkingIt’s not possible to register for this course during the change-of-enrolment days.
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 31-05-2021 09:00 t/m 27-06-2021 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure(Sub)school
Cursusdoelen
The aim of this Topics Seminar is for the participating student (1) to gain a thorough understanding of the primary texts for the course and a familiarity with the current debates in the philosophical literature on this topic; (2) to appreciate the arguments for and against the positions; and (3) to develop an independent judgment about the most promising approach in this area.
Inhoud
This “Topics Seminar” explores in depth issues and texts in the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle, as well as their relationship to their contemporaries. The specific topic will be different each time, so as to tailor it to current research developments in the field.
 
Topic of 2021/2022:
One of the milestones of the Western philosophical tradition and an acclaimed literary masterpiece, Plato’s Republic continues to be a constant point of reference for all those who reflect upon society, in both its existing and its ideal arrangement. Presenting a conversation between Socrates and a few interlocutors of different persuasions and backgrounds, Plato develops an “expansive” theory of justice involving ideas on education, the position of women, art and literature, soul, metaphysics and epistemology, and myth. The proposals he advances are often provocative and shocking and have been rejected as being communist or fascist, or at any rate anti-democratic - the various qualifications testifying to a certain elusiveness of the work’s nature and purpose. But if Plato does not present a blueprint for the ideal society, how are his proposals and arguments to be understood instead? What do they imply for us here and now? This course covers the whole of this Platonic key treatise and takes us to the heart of Plato’s thought. Not for the intellectually lazy or the easily discouraged, it provides a lasting impression of one of the great works of philosophy.
Competenties
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Ingangseisen
Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Ingeschreven voor één van de volgende opleidingen
    • History and Philosophy of Science
    • Philosophy
Verplicht materiaal
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Aanbevolen materiaal
Wordt nader bekendgemaakt
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Werkvormen
Seminar

Toetsen
Actieve deelname
Weging0
Minimum cijfer-

Opdracht
Weging30
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
The assignment or examination is assessed for demonstrating understanding of the texts, skills of critical argumentation, and written communication skills.

Deadlines
A written assignment, take-home examination, or in-class examination is due half-way through the term, and a final paper is due in week 9.

Paper
Weging70
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
The final paper is assessed for the quality of the research question, cogency of the argumentation, clarity of written expression, and demonstrated ability to relate the analysis to a clear understanding of the texts for the course.

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