Western Philosophy, since its inception, has largely ignored the medium by which it is communicated: its literature. This course examines the relation between linguistic ability and philosophical acuity through a number of texts, from ancient to modern.
The approach is to examine seminal works throughout the history of Western Philosophy - one text every class - from Plato's "Symposium" and the poetry of Lucretius, to Descartes' "Meditations" to the ground-breaking work of Friedrich Nietzsche and Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Spoken languages: English
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Hello! My name is Matthew Morton. I am a 23 year old English and Philosophy graduate from Liverpool in England hoping to teach and live in Buenos Aires. I am extremely friendly and easy to get along with and enjoy writing, painting, running, swimming and the cinema.
Bachelor of Arts English Literature and Philosophy; University of East Anglia; 2013
150 hour TEFL.org qualification, +3 days intensive teacher training in Manchester; 6 months tutoring two French school children