Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Philosophy

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Spring 2024
Taught By: Cinzia Arruzza
Section: A

CRN: 14500

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 (PHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 7:52pm EDT 6/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1106
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024