Course Description

Course Name

Aristotle

Session: VGSS3120

Hours & Credits

20 Scotcat Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

This course gives students an understanding of certain key issues in Aristotle's Philosophy. It enables students to see the relevance of these issues in contemporary debates, and introduces students to the distinctive problems of reading ancient philosophical texts.
The aims of the course are:To give students an understanding of certain key issues in Aristotle's Philosophy. To enable students to see the relevance of these issues in contemporary debates. To introduce students to the distinctive problems of reading ancient philosophical texts.
On completion of the course students should be able to discuss in a critical and philosophically informed way key topics in Aristotle's philosophy such as:
- Aristotle's account of explanation;
- Aristotle's philosophy of biology;
- Aristotle's contribution to the philosophy of mind.

*Course content subject to change