2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    Oct 24, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PL 348 - Exoteric/Esoteric Distinction in Philosophy

(3.00 cr.)

Examines the philosophical practice of esotericism, or the habit of secret teaching, in ancient and modern forms. Pertinent themes include noble lying, accommodation, protection from harm and social responsibility, philosophical communication of 'dangerous' truths, and exoteric/esoteric literature. Figures considered include Plato, Aristotle, Maimonides, Galileo, Machiavelli, Bacon, Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Toland, and others.

Prerequisite: PL 201  and one additional PL 200-level course.

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