Ancient Philosophy (PHIL*6700) | College of Arts

Ancient Philosophy (PHIL*6700)

Code and section: PHIL*6700*01

Term: Fall 2021

Instructor: John Russon


Method of Delivery:

This course will meet face-to-face, once per week.

Course Synopsis:

This course will be a study of Plato’s Republic.  We will read the Republic in its entirety, supplemented by study of a few other relevant texts from Plato and other Greek authors and by engagement with contemporary scholarly literature .  Come to the first meeting having read Plato’s Apology and Book I of the Republic.  You must use Bloom’s translation of the Republic for this course.

Required Textbooks:

Plato, Republic, trans. Bloom.  You Must Use This Translation.

Please note:  This is a preliminary web course outline only.  The Philosophy Department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description.  The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.

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