Plato and Aristotle

PLPT 506                                                                                                                                       G. Klosko

Plato and Aristotle                                                                                                       248-B Cabell; x3192

Spring 2003                                                                                                                         gk@virginia.edu

 

Books have been ordered at the University bookstore and should be purchased if at all possible.  They are also on reserve in Clemons Library.

 

 ThucydidesHistory of the Peloponnesian Wars, R. Warner, tr. (Penguin, paperback), Selections.

I, 1-23 (pp. 35-49) Introduction

I, 66-88 (pp. 72-87) Debate at Sparta

I, 89-117 (pp. 87-103) The Rise of Athens

I, 118-125 (pp. 103-08) Congress at Sparta

I, 139-146 (pp. 118-23) Pericles’ Strategy

II, 1-65 (pp. 124-64) Pericles and Athens early in the war

III, 36-49 (pp. 212-23) Mitylene

III, 51-68 (pp. 223-36) Doom of Plataea

III, 70-85 (pp. 236-45) Civil War in Corcyra

IV, 17-23 (pp. 274-78) Pylos

V, 63-74 (pp. 388-95) Battle of Mantinea

V, 84-116 (pp. 400-08) Melian Dialogue

VI, 8 – VII, 87 (pp. 414-537) Sicilian Expedition

 

PlatoThe Collected Dialogues, Including the Letters, J. Cooper, ed. (Hackett, clothbound)

The Platonic SocratesHippias MinorIonLachesSymposiumApologyCritoProtagoras

PlatoGorgiasRepublicStatesmanEpistle 7Laws.

 

AristotleThe Ethics, J.A.K. Thompson, tr. (Penguin, paperback), Selections.

 

 

Requirements

 

Aside from doing the reading and discussing it, there are three written requirements.

 

  1. 1Optional midtermand final examinations.

 

  1. 2Analytical paper, 12-15pages; due Wednesday, 23 April.  Papers must be handed in on time.  Late papers will be penalized.  Incompletes will not be given.

 

Grading: If you choose to do the midterm, it will count 25% of your grade, with paper and final exam each counting 37.5%.  If you do not do the midterm, paper and final exam will  count 50% each.  Class participation will figure in on top of this, with good participation significantly helping your grade.

 

 

Secondary Works

I have placed the following works on reserve.

  1. Barker, Greek Political Theory: Plato and His Predecessors (London, 1918; rpt. 1947).
  2. Friedlander, Plato, 3 vols., H. Meyerhoff, trans. (Princeton, 1959-68).

W.K.C. Guthrie, A History of Greek Philosophy, 6 vols. (Cambridge, 1962-81), Vols. 4-6.

W.F.R. Hardie, Aristotle’s Ethical Theory, 2nd ed. (Oxford, 1982).

  1. Jaeger, Paideia, 3 vols., G. Highett, trans. (Oxford, 1939-45)
  2. Klosko, The Development of Plato’s Political Theory (New York, 1986).
  3. Morrow, Plato’s Cretan City(Princeton, 1960).

R.G. Mulgan, Aristotle’s Political Theory (Oxford, 1977).

  1. Popper, The Open Society and Its Enemies, Vol. I, The Spell of Plato(Princeton, 1966)

W.D. Ross, Aristotle (London, 1923).

  1. Shorey, What Plato Said(Chicago, 1933)

A.E. Taylor, Plato: The Man and His Work, 6th ed. (1952; rpt. Cleveland, 1956).

 

General Bibliography

(1) Background (These too are on reserve in Clemons)

A.W.H. Adkins, Merit and Responsibility (Oxford, 1960).

  1. Ehrenberg, From Solon to Socrates, 2nd ed. (London, 1973)

________., The Greek State (Oxford, 1960).

  1. I. Finley, Politics in the Ancient World(Cambridge, 1983)

N.G.L. Hammond, A History of Greece to 322 B.C., 2nd ed. (Oxford, 1967).

A.H.M. Jones, Athenian Democracy (Oxford, 1957).

T.A. Sinclair, A History of Greek Political Thought, 2nd ed. (London, 1967).

  1. Stockton, The Classical Athenian Democracy(Oxford, 1990).

 

(2) On Thucydides:

F.M. Cornford, Thucydides Mythistoricus (1907; rpt. Philadelphia, 1972)

  1. Finley, Thucydides(Cambridge, Mass., 1942).
  2. Jaeger, Paideia, Vol. I, 382-411.

 

(3) On Plato:

  1. Adam, ed. The Republic of Plato, 2 vols. (Cambridge, 1902).
  2. Annas, An Introduction to Plato’s Republic(Oxford, 1981).
  3. Barker, Greek Political Theory: Plato and His Predecessors (London, 1918; rpt. 1947).
  4. Bobonich, Plato’s Utopia Recast (Oxford, 2002).
  5. Cross and A.D. Woozley, Plato’s Republic: A Philosophical Introduction(London, 1964).
  6. R. Dodds, ed., Plato: Gorgias(Oxford, 1959).
  7. C. Field, Plato and His Contemporaries, 3rd ed. (London,    1967).
  8. Friedlander, Plato, 3 vols. (Princeton, 1958‑69).
  9. C. B. Gosling, Plato(London, 1973).

W.K.C. Guthrie, A History of Greek Philosophy, 6 vols. (Cambridge, 1962-81), Vols. 4-5.

  1. Irwin, ed. and trans., Plato: Gorgias(Oxford, 1979).

________, Plato’s Ethics (Oxford, 1995).

  1. Jaeger, Paideia, Vol. II; III, 213-62.
  2. Klosko, The Development of Plato’s Political Theory(New York, 1986).
  3. Kraut, Socrates and the State(Princeton, 1984).
  4. Morrow, Plato’s Cretan City(Princeton, 1960).

N.R. Murphy, The Interpretation of Plato’s Republic (Oxford, 1951).

R.L. Nettleship, Lectures on the Republic of Plato, 2nd ed. (London, 1901).

  1. M. Okin, Women in Western Political Thought(Princeton, 1979), Chaps. 1-3.
  2. Popper, The Open Society and Its Enemies, 2 vols. (Princeton, 1966), Vol. I.
  3. Robinson, Plato’s Earlier Dialectic, 2nd ed. (Oxford, 1953).
  4. Shorey, The Unity of Plato’s Thought(Chicago, 1903).

________, What Plato Said (Chicago, 1933)

R.F. Stalley, An Introduction to Plato’s Laws (Indianapolis, 1983).

  1. Strauss, The City and Man(Chicago, 1964).

A.E. Taylor, Plato: The Man and His Work, 6th ed. (1952; rpt. Cleveland, 1956).

  1. Vlastos, ed., Plato: A Collection of Critical Essays, 2 vols. (Garden City, N. Y., 1971).

________, Socrates, Ironist and Moral Philosopher (Ithaca, 1991).

 

(4) On Aristotle:

  1. Barker, ed. and tr. The Poltics of Aristotle(Oxford, 1946).
  2. Cooper, Reason and Human Good in Aristotle(Cambridge, Mass., 1975).

W.K.C. Guthrie, A History of Greek Philosophy, 6 vols. (Cambridge, 1962-81), Vol. 6.

W.F.R. Hardie, Aristotle’s Ethical Theory, 2nd ed. (Oxford, 1982).

  1. Jaeger, Aristotle: Fundamentals of the History of His Development(Oxford, 1948).
  2. Kraut, Aristotle on the Human Good(Princeton, 1989).
  3. Kraut, Aristotle(Oxford, 2002).

G.E.R. Lloyd, Aristotle (Cambridge, 1968).

  1. Miller, Nature, Justice, and Rights in Aristotle’s Politics(Oxford, 1995).

R.G. Mulgan, Aristotle’s Political Theory (Oxford, 1977).

  1. Newman, ed., The Politics of Aristotle, 4 vols. (Oxford, 1887-2002).
  2. M. Okin, Women in Western Political Thought(Princeton, 1979), Chap. 4.
  3. Rorty, ed., Essays on Aristotle’s Ethics(Berkeley, 1980).

W.D. Ross, Aristotle (London, 1923).