2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Sep 15, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 213 - The Ideal of the Educated Person

This course explores the suggestion that in ideal circumstances there is a close relationship between being educated and living a happy or “good” life. Looking to Socrates and Plato for inspiration, we explore questions concerning the impact of acquiring knowledge on ethical behavior and moral character, as well as the impact of morality on happiness. Topics include: (1) the nature of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom; and the way in which formal education contributes to these states, (2) the nature of virtue and moral value, and (3) what it means to flourish in our culture. Fulfills Values Perspective (VP) requirement.

Course Designation/Attribute: VP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered periodically.