Syllabus for PHIL 0010 (Spring 2015)
Concepts of Human Nature
Mondays 6:00-8:30 pm
226 Cathedral of Learning
1425 Cathedral of Learning
Hours: Mondays 5:00-5:50 pm
Tuesdays 11:00-11:50 am
The Underground Man
How does the UM. describe himself?
Science will one day replace?
What medical problem does the
The anonymous narrator and protagonist
of the novel. He is a minor civil servant
living in nineteenth-centu
What historical city is associated with Sparta
Plato's description of Timarchy?
What imperfect society rst develops timarchy
from the ideal society?
What is a timarchy? ruled military aristocracy
What imperfect society develops from oligarchy
lst essay: will to power, master and slave
2nd essay: guilt and Christianity
3rd essay: asceticism and the critique of
originator of postm
WRITING LESSON #1
TIPS FOR DEVELOPING A BRIEF RESPONSE
Guidelines Reprinted from Syllabus:
Before each weeks class, students will critically engage with some small part of the assigned reading in a
written response. This is meant to help students with act
SOME TIPS FOR READING PHILOSOPHICAL TEXTS
1) Read it once at a good pace, all the way through. Mark difficult bits with an underline, and move on.
This gives you a good overview of the whole passage, while noting where things get tough.
2) Read it a secon
Speakers: Socrates, Meletus, [Athenian court]
399 BC, Socrates trial in the Athenian court
Socrates is brought to trial with formal charges. We hear Platos version of Socrates apologia, or defense.
Socrates first responds to
Speakers: Socrates, Crito
399 BC, Socrates jail cell after the trial and a few days before he is put to death
Crito visits Socrates very early in the morning after bribing the guard. His plan is to convince Socrates
to break ou
G. M. A. GRUBE
JOHN M. COOPER
. Hackect Publishing Company, Inc,
7 Indianapolis/Cambridge CONTENTS
Preface to the Second Edition
PLATOS REPUBLIC I
Speakers: Socrates, Glaucon, an unnamed slave, Polemarchus, Adeimantus, Cephalus, Thrasymachus, Cleitophon
Begins on the new feast of Bendis at the Piraeus; Socrates and Glaucon invited to Cephalus home.
Plot: - Glaucon and Socr
Speakers: Socrates, Glaucon, Adeimantus
PLATOS REPUBLIC II
Continued conversation at the house of Cephalus at the Piraeus on the new feast of Bendis
- Glaucon begins by taking up Thrasymachus argument. Considers origins of justice, argues t
Pop Quiz No. 1
Apology and Crito
(1) Who wrote the Apology? Who is the main speaker?
(2) Where is the main speaker of the Apology speaking?
(3) In this context, what does apology mean?
(4) What does the main speaker think he deserves?
(5) Where does the C
Pop Quiz #2
(1) Where does the Republic take place? (give either city/region or the name of the persons house)
(2) Give one definition of justice considered in Republic Book I and who defended it.
(3) Who challenges Socrates most vehemently
CONCEPTS OF HUMAN NATURE
SEVEN BASIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR FORMATTING OUR PAPERS
1) Hand in a hard copy in class and an electronic copy to Turnitin.com, both on/before the due date.
2) Every day the paper is late you will be docked 1/3 letter
Concepts of Human Nature
September 20, 2007
Hobbes on Commonwealths
In Chapter 17, Section 13 of Leviathan, Hobbes defines a commonwealth as one
person of whos acts a great multitude, by mutual covenants with one another, have made