Life and the Question of Being in Aristotle

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Life and Being in Aristotle

Fall 2019

Taught By: Joseph Lemelin

Section: A

CRN: 7888

Credits: 3

In this seminar we will engage in a close study of Aristotle’s De anima (On the Soul), a work on the principles and capacities of living things. In addition to examining traditional psychological concerns of this work such as perception and mind, our inquiry will focus on ways that the study of life and the living might contribute to Aristotle’s ontological investigations into substance and being. In particular we will consider the relationship between the principles of matter and form as manifest in living things, as well as Aristotle’s analogies between nature and art. Our reading of De anima will be supplemented with relevant selections from other works in Aristotle’s corpus including Metaphysics, Physics, Parts of Animals, Movement of Animals, and Generation of Animals.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (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: 7:15am 12/7/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1005

Date Range: 8/29/2019 - 12/12/2019