Course Schedule

Readings

Readings

  • Read and discuss Plato, The Apology, 22–44.
  • Read and discuss Plato, Crito, 45–57.
  • Read and discuss Plato, Phaedo, 96–154.
  • Read and discuss Hannah Arendt, Responsibility and Judgement, 227–256.
  • Read and discuss Ivanhoe & Van Norden, (Kongzi), The Analects.
  • Read and discuss Ivanhoe & Van Norden (Mozi), “Impartial Caring,” and “A Condemnation of Aggressive War,” 63–73.
  • Read and discuss Ivanhoe & Van Norden (Mengzi), Books 1 & 2, 113–126.
  • Read and discuss Ivanhoe & Van Norden (Laozi), Daodejing.
  • Read and discuss Ivanhoe & Van Norden (Zhuangzi), “On Equalizing Things,” 209–219.
  • Read and discuss Thich Nhat Hanh, “Heart of Understanding,” 1–30.
  • Read and discuss James Baldwin, “Freaks and the American Ideal of Manhood,” 814–829.
  • Read and discuss Danielle S. Allen Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown v. Board of Education: 140–159.
  • Read and discuss Descartes, Meditations 1 & 2.
  • Read and discuss Locke, “An Essay Concerning Human Understanding.”
  • Read and discuss Kant, “Prolegomena to any Future Metaphysics.”

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