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Plato’s Republic

2017/2018
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
3
ECTS credits
Delivered by:
School of Philosophy
Type:
Optional course (university)
When:
3 module

Instructor

Wendland, Aaron J.

Wendland, Aaron J.

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Plato’s Republic is a foundational text in Philosophy. It has also had a profound influence on Western Civilization, generally. Themes to be discussed include: truth, knowledge, reality, justice, statecraft, morality, sexuality, and art.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The aim of this course is to introduce students from across the University to the Republic via a close reading of Plato’s classic text.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • The meaning of the text is adequately exposed and explained
  • Main arguments of the author are correctly reconstructed
  • Own position is articulated and supported by sound arguments
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • 1. The Last Days of Socrates – Plato’s Apology: 37-67 [17a-42a]
  • 2. Republic – Justice and Injustice: 3-24 [327a-342e]
  • 3. Republic – The Value of Injustice: 25-52 [343a-367e]
  • 4. Republic – Principles of Societal Organization and Education: 53-111 [368a-412a]
  • 5. Republic – Class Structure in an Ideal Society: 112-129 [412b-427c]
  • 6. Republic – Justice in the State and Individual: 130-156 [427d-449a]
  • 7. Republic – Women and the Family: 157-188 [449a-471c]
  • 8. Republic – Philosopher Kings: 189-225, 249-274 [471c-502c, 521c-541a]
  • 9. Republic – Knowledge and Reality: 189-192, 226-248 [471c-474b, 502d-521b]
  • 10. Republic – Imperfect Societies: 275-334 [543a-592b]
  • 11. Republic – Art and Immortality: 335-368 [595a-621d]
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking First assignment
  • non-blocking Second assignment
  • non-blocking Third assignment
  • non-blocking Fourth assignment
  • non-blocking Fifth assignment
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.2 * Fifth assignment + 0.2 * First assignment + 0.2 * Fourth assignment + 0.2 * Second assignment + 0.2 * Third assignment
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Benson, H. H. (2006). A Companion to Plato. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=193221
  • Plato. (2016). Republic (Vol. Enriched Classic). [N.p.]: Simon & Schuster. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1992908

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Plato, & Blackburn, S. (2018). The Republic. Kesington: Clydesdale. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1708022
  • Schofield, M. (2006). Plato : Political Philosophy. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=215317