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PHIL 7710 Vulnerability and the Greeks (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course will examine the theme of vulnerability and human weakness in Greek philosophy and literature, focusing in particular on the image of 'woundedness.' We will especially focus on vulnerability in the Platonic dialogues in relation to Greek epic, tragedy, and love poetry. We will also read MacIntyre, Nussbaum, and other contemporary authors who have written on this issue. The course will be conducted seminar style with active student participation in discussion.


Instructor(s): Marina B. McCoy

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13