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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Fall 2009

GOV 351C • Classical Quest for Justice

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39170 MWF
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
PAR 301
Lorch, B

Course Description

An introduction to the moral and political philosophy of Socrates and his students. We will begin by examining the unique approach of Socratic philosophy to the basic problems of human existence through a careful study of two dialogues by Plato. Then, we will examine the practical guidance that Socrates' students Xenophon and Aristotle derive from these philosophical investigations in their great works on political practice.

Grading Policy

Attendance and participation in class discussions: 15%; reading quizzes: 15%; four short papers, 10% each; final exam, 30%.

Texts

Plato, Protagoras and Gorgias; Xenophon, The Anabasis of Cyrus; Aristotle, Politics

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