Philosophy 433
Philosophy of Aristotle

University of Washington

Course Description

A survey of Aristotle’s logic, theory of explanation, philosophy of nature, metaphysics, and psychology. Topics to be discussed include: the syllogism, scientific explanation, the four causes, the nature of change, the categories, substance and essence, matter and form, the soul. We will emphasize those aspects of Aristotle’s philosophy that are relevant to contemporary philosophical concerns. One term paper (10-12 pages) is required; there will be no exams.

Suitable for nonmajors, but not a suitable first course in philosophy. Meets I&S and Optional W Course Requirements.

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