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CODE PHI1050

 
TITLE Studies in Plato's Philosophy

 
LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 2

 
DEPARTMENT Philosophy

 
DESCRIPTION Every year the lecturer will select one text from the Platonic corpus. One of the following will be closely read (a) the Symposium; (b) the Phaedrus; (c) the Euthyphro (d) the Phaedo.

Reading List:

- Jowett, B., M.A. (Trans.) (1980) The Dialogues of Plato. Random House N.Y.

- Diogenes Laertius (c. early 3rd century AD) Lives of the Philosophers, trans. R.D. Hicks, (1925) Diogenes Laertius: Lives of Eminent Philosophers, Loeb Classical Library, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press and London: Heinemann, 2 vols. (Greek text with facing English Translation; book III contains Diogenes’ life of Plato)

- Friedländer, P. (1958, 1964, 1969) Plato, trans. H. Meyerhoff, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 3 vols. (An account of the dialogues particularly recommended for its treatment of the philosophical significance of their literary characteristics)

- Grote, G. (1867) Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, London: John Murray, 2nd edn, 3 vols. (An unrivalled account of the dialogues by the greatest nineteenth-century Plato Scholar)

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (1 Hour) Yes 40%
Project Yes 60%

 
LECTURER/S Michael Zammit

 
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