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Offered in alternate years. Not offered 2010, offered 2011, 2013
|Offered at:||(B, G, X)|
S van Hooft
ASP105, ASP213/313, ASP215/315
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
The unit will explore the very beginnings of the Western philosophical tradition in the work of Socrates as described by Plato in about 400BCE. Plato raises issues about the nature of ultimate reality and its importance for our moral and social lives. He describes how Socrates was put to death for teaching philosophical ideas that challenged the authority of tradition. For his part, Nietzsche, in the late 19th century, challenged the hegemony of the philosophical tradition that Plato inaugurated and asked us to accept the stresses of human life without recourse to metaphysical consolations.
On campus: Two essays 2000 words each 40% each, Tutorial program 10%, participation in a general third year seminar 10%
On campus: Two essays 2000 words each 40% each, Online program 10%, participation in a general third year on-line blog 10%
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