Course ObjectiveYou will acquire
• in-depth knowledge of Plato’s Politeia and his philosophy in general
• insight into its connections to metaphysics, epistemology, and
• knowledge of the main scholarly debates concerning Plato's Politeia
• basic knowledge of the historical and philosophical context of Plato’s
theories, and their reception from antiquity to today
You will practise
• research skills, such as bibliographical searches, textual analysis,
developing research questions, presenting, writing, and discussion
Course ContentPlato’s Politeia or Republic is arguably one of the most influential
philosophical works of all times, which still elicits numerous scholarly
debates. A good understanding of this work, including both its
historical and its philosophical context, influence, and current
relevance, is therefore crucial for any philosopher. This course is a
research tutorial on Platonic philosophy, starting from the Republic.
Method of AssessmentFive weekly assignments (50%) and one final essay (50%).
Entry RequirementsThis course is only for students admitted to a Humanities or ACASA
LiteraturePlato Politeia in a scholarly English translation, preferably Reeve,
where possible also the Greek edition of Slings. Secondary literature to
selected by students as part of the first assignment.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. M. Martijn|
|Examiner||prof. dr. M. Martijn|
prof. dr. M. Martijn
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