Courses: Greek Political Philosophy (POLSB320001)

Fall 2012

Class Number: 1375
Topics in Greek Political Philosophy. Topic for Fall 2012: Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Politics A careful reading of the Nicomachean Ethics and the Politics, treated as a single series of lectures designed to lead its immediate Greek audience (the equivalent of Socrates’ interlocutors in Plato)—and perhaps us as well--more deeply into the questions and problems that are Aristotle’s theoretical basis for the paradigmatically human activities of practical reason (phronêsis) and thoughtful choice (prohairesis—see NE 6.1, 1139b). There will be some additional readings from Aristotle, from Aristotle’s Greek contemporaries and predecessors (including Plato and Thucydides), and from recent work designed to bring Aristotelian perspectives to bear on the moral and political issues of our own time. Prerequisites: At least two semesters of philosophy or political theory, including some work with Greek texts, or consent of the instructor. Haverford: Humanities (HU)
Enrollment Limit: 18;

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1375HU

Department

Political Science (Web site)

Taught By

Salkever,Stephen G.

Location

Bryn Mawr, DAL10

Meeting Times

MW 11:30am-1:00pm