Fall 2023 History GU4511 section 001

The Philosophical Life

Call Number 10384
Day & Time
T 4:10pm-6:00pm
302 Fayerweather
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Mark Lilla
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

The history of philosophy is not only the story of how particular concepts and doctrines — regarding cosmology, metaphysics, mind, language, ethics, politics — developed in the past.  It also is the story of different conceptions of the philosophical life itself.  In recent decades historians and philosophers have become increasingly interested in this subject.  This seminar is devoted to examining different themes and episodes in this history, from antiquity to the present.  In the spring of 2022 we will focus on ideas about the philosophical life in classic modern thinkers, from Bacon to Kant.


Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 12 students (14 max) as of 6:07PM Friday, July 12, 2024
Subject History
Number GU4511
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
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Section key 20233HIST4511W001