LITS2306 READING SCHEDULE MODULE ONE:
PRE- AND EARLY MODERN PERIODS: FROM CLASSICISM TO NEO-CLASSICISM

WEEK 1: INTRODUCTION

Required Readings:

Lec. 1: Introduction / What is Philosophy?

Lec. 2: What is Aesthetics / Critical Theory?

Tutorial:

Recommended Readings:

Off-line:

On-line: Please take the time to explore the following PhilWeb pages:

Notes:


WEEK 2: ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY I / CLASSICAL AESTHETICS I: IDEALISM

Required Readings:

Lec. 1: Plato's Views on the Nature of Reality, Identity, Knowledge

Lec. 2: Plato's Aesthetics / Critical Theory

Tutorial: Plato on Language

Recommended Readings:

Off-Line:

On-Line:

Notes:


WEEK 3: ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY II / CLASSICAL AESTHETICS II: MATERIALISM

Required Readings:

Lec. 1: Aristotle's Views on the Nature of Reality, Identity, Knowledge

Lec. 2: Aristotle's Aesthetics / Critical Theory

Tutorial: Aristotle on Language

Recommended Readings:

Off-Line:

On-Line:

Notes:


WEEK 4: EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY: THE ENLIGHTENMENT

Required Readings:

Lec. 1: Seventeenth Century Continental Rationalism

Lec. 2: Eighteenth Century British Empiricism

Tutorial: the Aristotelian Approach to Criticism

Recommended Readings:

Off-Line:

On-line:

Notes:


WEEK 5: EARLY MODERN NEO-CLASSICISM I: NEO-PLATONISM AND CHRISTIAN MORALISM

Required Readings:

Lec. 1:

Lec. 2:

Tutorial: the Platonic Approach to Criticism

Recommended Readings:

Off-Line:

On-Line:

Notes:


WEEK 6: EARLY MODERN NEO-CLASSICISM II: NEO-ARISTOTELIANISM

Required Readings:

Lec. 1:

Lec. 2:

Tutorial:

Recommended Readings:

Off-line:

On-Line:

Notes:

END OF MODULE ONE

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