PHIL 332 Aristotle's Metaphysics (W)

Last offered Spring 2014

Cross Listed as CLAS332
In this course we will study Aristotle's Metaphysics concentrating of books gamma-theta. Aristotle sets out to study being qua being, or what is insofar as it is. The thoughts that Aristotle expresses in these books were instrumental in setting an intellectual agenda that dominated western thought through the Middle Ages and provided the backdrop against which the modern philosophical tradition arose. Furthermore, many of the issues that Aristotle takes up in these books remain of central importance in contemporary philosophy. Our main goal in this course is to work our way through Aristotle's text which can be extremely daunting, and to reconstruct his central positions and his arguments for these positions. We will also read selections from the vast secondary literature on Aristotle's Metaphysics.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: discussion leadership, weekly short papers, term paper
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Prerequisites: PHIL 201, CLAS 203
Enrollment Preference: Philosophy and Classics majors
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Distribution Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under PHIL; meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under CLAS
Divisional Attributes: Division II, Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: PHIL History Courses
Enrollment Limit: 12
Expected Enrollment: 8-10
Class Number: 3338
PHIL 332 SEM Aristotle's Metaphysics (W) Division 2: Social StudiesWriting Intensive Keith E. McPartland
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