This Philosophy course will be taught by Colin Redemer and will run from September 25th through December 9th. The syllabus is available here.
This course will be a graduate level seminar on Philosophy of Plato. Our method will be reading and discussing the dialogues written by Plato that give us a virtual conversation with the first philosopher, Socrates. Seeing how Socrates inquires and asks questions, and following how Plato’s art and characters dramatizes that inquiry, will hopefully get us to fall in love with the wisdom that the philosopher is seeking but never has. Plato Seminar I covers several texts which are considered essential to the Platonic corpus including The Republic, and Symposium. It will also include an interrogation into other shorter texts and the legacy of his ideas.
Colin Chan Redemer (PhD candidate, University of Aberdeen) is Vice-President of the Davenant Institute and the Provost of Davenant Hall, overseeing the overall quality and development of our classes and degree programs. In addition, he regularly teaches classes in our Philosophy department, including ongoing cycles working through the entire works of Plato and Aristotle.
Online only, runs 10 weeks, meeting 2 hr./wk. via Zoom. Students will also have the option to participate in class discussion on the Davenant Common Room Discord server. Register to reserve your spot and schedule will be set after a poll of participating students; if the class time does not fit your schedule, you will be eligible for a full refund.
This is a graduate-level course. Although a BA is not a necessary pre-requisite for this course, students should come prepared to do graduate-level work.