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Lehrveranstaltungen Sommersemester 2012

Hauptseminar (zus. mit Dr. Andreas Anagnostopoulos)

Aristotle's Metaphysics IX (mit anschließender 1std. Leseübung)

Do. 14:00 bis 17:00 c.t. woch 19.04.2012 bis 19.07.2012 Amalienstr. 73A - 120

Do. 17:00 bis 18:00 c.t. woch 19.04.2012 bis 19.07.2012 Amalienstr. 73A - 120

Leseübung zum griechischen Text  


Kommentar This course will be taught in English. In this course we will read book Theta of Aristotle's Metaphysics as well as recent secondary literature. The topic of this book is the study of one of the four aspects of being which Aristotle considers for separate study, namely, actual and potential being. The other three are being as substance, treated in books Zeta and Eta, which has received the majority of attention, being as truth, which is confined to one chapter, and accidental being, which does not merit separate study. Some of the main questions addressed are the nature of capacities for change, the relation between having a capacity and being something potentially, whether there exist unexercised capacities, and the priority of actuality over potentiality. While ancient Greek is not required, if there are enough students who can read Greek, we may devote one (optional) hour to looking at the Greek text. The translation we will use is: Stephen Makin, Aristotle's Metaphysics Book Theta, Oxford Clarendon. It is also worth owning Jonathan Beere, Doing and Being, Oxford. Additional literature will be provided.

Please contact Andreas Anagnostopoulos by email if you are interested in attending.

Leistungsnachweis : Credit is earned through a presentation and Hausarbeit.