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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 3-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Plato's Euthyphro I: Bad Dads, Good Arguments

7 videos (Total 75 min), 9 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Lesson 1 Part 2: What's it all about?15m
Lesson 1 Part 3: Plato, Socrates, Dialogues, Masks 8m
Lesson 1 Part 4: Symposium, Socrates, Satyr 12m
Lesson 1 Part 5: Contradiction5m
Lesson 1 Part 6: Let's Have An Argument 9m
Lesson 1 Part 7: What's Socrates LIke? 14m
9 readings
Lesson 1 - Readings, and Let's Meet Our Players!10m
About The Quizzes (for Lesson 1 and the rest of the Plato weeks)10m
1.1 Euthyphro and the Bad Dad10m
1.2 What's It All About?10m
1.3 Plato, Socrates, Dialogues, Masks10m
1.4 Symposium, Socrates, Satyr10m
1.5 Contradiction10m
1.6 Let's Have An Argument!10m
1.7 What's Socrates Like?10m
2 practice exercises
Euthyphro Quiz 112m
Euthyphro Quiz 212m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Plato's Euthyphro II: Two Problems

8 videos (Total 105 min), 9 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Lesson 2 Part 2: Mystery Machines8m
Lesson 2 Part 3: Meeting Euthyphro11m
Lesson 2 Part 4: Thinking Straight, Thinking in Circles15m
Lesson 2 Part 5: Mantis & Mess12m
Lesson 2 Part 6: What Is Holiness?14m
Lesson 2 Part 7: What Is Holiness? Continued?16m
Lesson 2 Part 8: Divine Service Industry11m
9 readings
Lesson 2 Readings - and More Thoughts About Personalities10m
2.1 Agony Aunts10m
2.2 Mystery Machines10m
2.3 Meeting Euthyphro10m
2.4 Thinking Straight, Thinking In Circles10m
2.5 Mantis and Mess10m
2.6 What Is Holiness?10m
2.7 What is Holiness, Continued10m
2.8 Divine Service Industry10m
2 practice exercises
Euthyphro Quiz 312m
Euthyphro Quiz 412m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Plato’s Meno: What is Virtue?

7 videos (Total 81 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Lesson 3 Part 2: What's Wrong With Euthyphro?22m
Lesson 3 Part 3: Virtue, Geometry, Virtue (Persephone, Pain & Gain) 8m
Lesson 3 Part 4: Does Anyone Know What Virtue Is?9m
Lesson 3 Part 5: What Is Virtue? 13m
Lesson 3 Part 6: The Socratic Fallacy?7m
Lesson 3 Part 7: Science? & Does Anyone Want What Is Bad?5m
8 readings
Lesson 3 Readings; and Let's Meet Our Players!10m
3.1 Self-Help10m
3.2 What's Wrong with Euthyphro?10m
3.3 Virtue, Geometry, Virtue (Persephone, Pain & Gain)10m
3.4 Does Anyone Know What Virtue Is?10m
3.5 What Is Virtue?10m
3.6 The Socratic Fallacy?10m
3.7 Science? & Does Anyone Want What Is Bad?10m
2 practice exercises
Meno Quiz 112m
Meno Quiz 212m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Plato's Meno: Virtue - Geometry - Virtue.

7 videos (Total 91 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Lesson 4 Part 2: Ethics, Math, Certainty & Surprise 19m
Lesson 4 Part 3: How Useful Is The Socratic Method?16m
Lesson 4 Part 4: The Geometry Lesson12m
Lesson 4 Part 5: How To Teach Math15m
Lesson 4 Part 6: Virtue As Mindfulness?11m
Lesson 4 Part 7: Formulas For Success?7m
8 readings
Lesson 4 Readings, and Further Thoughts On Personalities10m
4.1 Is Ethics Like Math?10m
4.2 Ethics, Math, Certainty and Surprise10m
4.3 How Useful Is The Socratic Method?10m
4.4 The Geometry Lesson10m
4.5 How To Teach Math10m
4.6 Virtue As Mindfulness?10m
4.7 Formulas For Success?10m
2 practice exercises
Meno Quiz 312m
Meno Quiz 412m
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Top reviews from Reason and Persuasion: Thinking Through Three Dialogues By Plato

By SSFeb 3rd 2017

Very interesting. The questions were rather challenging. The book clarifies a lot, and porf. Holbroke has a nice way of teaching. The videos were rather enticing and very informative.

By TWDec 17th 2017

Very interesting, diversity of material (drawings used) and of texts used makes every chapter seem fresh. Professor is funny and random jokes kept me involved whilst staying relaxed.

Instructor

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John Holbo, Associate Professor

DEPARTMENT of PHILOSOPHY

About National University of Singapore

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