PHIL 020. Plato and His Modern Readers
(Cross-listed as CLAS 020)
Plato’s dialogues are complex works that require literary as well as philosophical analysis. While our primary aim will be to develop interpretations of the dialogues themselves, we will also view Plato through the lens of various modern and postmodern interpreters (e.g., Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, Jung, Foucault, Irigaray, Rorty, Lacan, Nussbaum, Vlastos)
Prerequisite: First- and second-year students must complete one introductory level PHIL course before enrolling in this course.
Eligible for CLST, INTP
Fall 2018. Ledbetter.
Catalog chapter: Philosophy
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/philosophy