PHIL 4490 Close Readings in Philosophy (1-3 credits)
In this course students will practice a close reading of a single text over the course of the semester. We will pay very close attention to the author's strategic choice of vocabulary. We will become attentive to the thinkers to whom the philosopher responds, as well as the historical and philosophical influences that shape the ideas presented in the text. We will move slowly through each paragraph, thinking carefully about the practical implications of each element of the theory in question, as well as the theory as a whole. Topics will vary from semester to semester.
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