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PHIL 7720 PlatonicTheories of Knowledge (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

The purpose of this course will be twofold: to explore Platonic considerations of perception and memory in the Theaetetus and dialectic in the Sophist; and to investigate what Plotinus does with this Platonic inheritance in his major study of the soul and its way of knowing. Both philosophers show the intersection of perception and intellectual knowledge in a way that is essential for understanding the Platonic project as a whole and especially the possibilities and limits of human knowledge.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Gary M. Gurtler, S.J.

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17