Section

Instructor

Days

Time

Description

H01

Metcalf

M/W

3:30pm to 4:45pm

In this course we will look closely at the obstacles to forming a clear understanding of Socrates--for example, the fact that he himself wrote nothing, and consequently, all that we know about him comes from the writings of other thinkers who conflict among themselves--and we will study those texts that may offer us some sigificant clues. Students will have the opportunity to form their own interpretations of Socrates, as well as tackle issues like Socrates' prace of testing/cross-examining interlocutors, Socrates' moral philosophy and political theorizing, Socrates' views of eros and self-knowledge, and so on.