Introduction to Philosophy

9:30-11:30 a.m. 8-week course begins 3/11

Plato’s Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito provide an excellent introduction to philosophy. These dialogues are so accessible that they require no prior study of philosophy yet they are so rich that even the most serious scholars have critically discussed them for more than two millennia. Our discussions will devote time to both the dialogues and some of the historical criticisms of them. In addition to providing the opportunity for interested individuals to learn about the philosophical activity, our discussions will show students how to engage in it. Required Book: John M. Cooper, ed., Plato: Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, and Phaedo, ISBN 978-0872206335. (Kindle or paperback). 

Bruce Hauptli earned a B.A. in mathematics from Lawrence University and a M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Washington University in St Louis. He is an emeritus professor of philosophy at Florida International University where he taught for thirty-nine years. He has taught this course and four other philosophy courses for MSC. MSC.

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