Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students


Fall 2021

Taught By: Cinzia Arruzza

Section: A

CRN: 11197

Credits: 4

Socrates is arguably the most important figure in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, and yet the most elusive. As Socrates did not write anything, we rely on those who met him and wrote about him and on the schools of thought that descended from his teachings. This course will focus on the multiple Socrates we have inherited from the ancient Greek and Roman tradition. We will read Diogenes Laertius’ biography of Socrates, Plato’s Apology, Crito and passages from the Symposium, Xenophon’s Memorabilia and the Apology of Socrates, Diogenes Laertius’ biography of Socrates, Aristophane’s Clouds, Aeschines’ fragments and fragments from other minor Socratic philosophers. We will also discuss appropriations and reinterpretations of Socrates in contemporary philosophy. 

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Philosophy (LPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (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: 12:53pm 9/20/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 902

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/13/2021