Plato

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Plato

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Philosophy

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    To give students an understanding of key issues in Plato's Philosophy. To enable students to see the relevance of these issues in contemporary debates. To introduce students to the distinctive problems of reading ancient philosophical texts.
    On completion of the course students should be able to:
    • Discuss the relationship between Socrates and Plato and assess its importance for the understanding of Plato's work.
    • Demonstrate a knowledge of the different interpretations of Plato's 'theory' of forms and discuss these in a critical and philosophically informed way.
    • Discuss critically the various accounts of knowledge in Plato's dialogues.
    • Discuss critically central issues in Plato's moral theory.
    • Analyse the relationship between Plato's moral theory and his metaphysics and epistemology.
    These skills will be demonstrated by a written essay and examination.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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