PHIL 128
Utopias and Dystopias
Last Offered Spring 2022
Division II Writing Skills
This course is not offered in the current catalog

Class Details

The touchstone of our course will be Plato’s Republic: the first and perhaps greatest utopia as well as perhaps the greatest work in political philosophy. We will prepare for the Republic by reading two Socratic dialogues: the Euthyphro and the Meno. After several weeks on the Republic we will turn to Shakespeare’s last play: The Tempest. From there it is a natural transition to Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 3547
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: several short papers totaling at least twenty pages
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: first-years and sophomores
Unit Notes: meets 100-level PHIL major requirement
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
WS Notes: Five 4 or 5 page papers, evenly spaced throughout the semester. Students will receive timely comments on their writing skills, with suggestions for improvement.

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