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2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PL 4120 - The Philosophy of Aristotle

A study of the influential Greek philosopher known in the Middle Ages as “The Philosopher,” and who was called by Dante, “The Master of all who know.” This course examines primary texts, some pertaining to Aristotle’s theoretical writings (e.g., his logical, physical and metaphysical works) and others to his practical philosophy (e.g., his ethical, political and aesthetic treatises). Some commentators on Aristotle, including contemporary writers, also are consulted, since their work clarifies problems of interpretation in the ancient Greek’s philosophy. Special attention is also given to how Aristotle agrees and disagrees with his original teacher, Plato.

Prerequisite: PL 1100  or PL 1150 .