PHIL 393 - Post-Aristotelian Philosophy
Winter 2018, Section 001
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

This term we will focus on the philosophy of the Stoics: their natural philosophy, their philosophy of mind and language, and their ethics. The world, they believe, exhibits rational order through and through, at every level: in the causal order of events, the logical order of thought, and the normative order of our beliefs and actions. Though infamous for views their contemporaries found counterintuitive or even shocking — such as the compatibility of fatalism and moral responsibility, the extirpation of the passions, the necessity of virtue for happiness — they believe these to be founded on common intuitions, once taken seriously and rigorously, and which we cannot afford to give up.

Course Requirements:

Class participation, term-long workbook/journal, two papers, and a final exam

Schedule

PHIL 393 - Post-Aristotelian Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
32233
Open
2
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Prereq of one philosophy course strongly recommended.

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