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Greek philosophy: Aristotle PY3120

Greek philosophy: Aristotle focuses on the main works of Aristotle.

Pre-requisites / co-requisites

Greek philosophy: the Pre-Socratics and Plato (PY1085) must be taken at the same time or already have been passed.

Topics covered

More than any other single philosopher, Aristotle has shaped the development of western philosophical thinking, whether because of agreement and development of his ideas, or in opposition to them. The emphasis in this course will be on Aristotle’s logical, epistemological and metaphysical views; his ethical writings form part of the subject on historical perspectives on ethics.

Assessment

One three-hour unseen written examination.

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