PHIL 411 – Aristotle

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Instructors: Mariska Leunissen and C.D.C Reeve. This course meets W 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. in CW 213.

Aristotle’s Politics

In this course, we will discuss Aristotle’s Politics in the context of his wider philosophy, with special attention to his moral psychology and his biology. Topic covered include Aristotle’s division of the soul; ethics as a political science; animal locomotion and human action; happiness, human function, and virtue; the notions of cities and citizenship; the ideal constitution; eugenics; habituation and musical education; and Aristotle’s treatment of women, barbarians, and ‘natural slaves.’