Plato's Republic

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Plato's Republic

Fall 2020

Taught By: Cinzia Arruzza

Section: A

CRN: 8684

Credits: 3

Is the Republic a dialogue on moral psychology, on politics, or on metaphysics? In this course we will read the dialogue against the background of fifth and fourth centuries BCE debates on justice, pleonexia, courage, and on tyranny and Athens’ imperialism in order to fully appraise its political dimension. We will focus on Plato’s redefinition of virtues and its connection to his conception of the nature of the soul, in order to grasp how the dialogue’s political intervention is inseparable from the elaboration of a new moral psychology. Finally, we will discuss the status of philosophy and the theory of Forms, in order to understand the inner connection between Plato’s moral psychology and his metaphysics.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:22am 2/25/2021 EST

Meeting Info::

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/1/2020 - 12/15/2020