Sustained engagement with Plato's dialogues, promoting philosophical encounter with issues which are foundational to Western thought, including knowledge, justice, truth, love and immortality. The unit allows time spent with Plato's treatment of key questions to become a prism in which can be found not only his predecessors — Socrates and the pre-Socratics — but also his approach to the very art of thinking itself.
Discuss key concepts in Western philosophy— including being, knowledge, love, truth, justice, and the soul—in relation to their origin in Plato’s thought.
Identify elements of the "elenchic" Socratic method exhibited in the Socratic dialogues.
Locate and discuss the presuppositions which inform Plato’s philosophy, as these bid to be foundational in Western philosophy;
Reflect analytically upon the progress of the argument in selected dialogues
AP2500P: 18 points of philosophy at first level
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 21 Sep, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-09-21 19:11:32 +1000