Courses: Aristotle (PHILH212B01)
Description: The course will provide a detailed overview of some major themes in the philosophy of Aristotle (384-322 BCE). Well focus primarily on topics in Aristotles metaphysics, philosophy of science, psychology (theory of the soul), ethics, and politics. In studying Aristotles views in these areas, well be particularly concerned to explore some of the central devices of Aristotelian thought for instance, the notion of substance, the Aristotelian conception of adequate explanation, and the distinction between potentiality and actuality. Well also look at some of Aristotles criticisms of his predecessors (especially Plato), and well consider how those criticisms function in the elaboration of Aristotles own doctrines.
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Fulfills: HU III
Haverford, Hall 112