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.
Buenos Aires is the second largest metropolitan area in South-America. It is one of the most visited cities in Latin America and boasts one of the region's best standards of living.
Buenos Aires hosts multiple ethnic and religions groups. Also, thanks mainly to sustained immigration in the last 150 years, several languages are spoken in the city besides Spanish. Traditionally immigration has originated in Italy and Spain, however other European countries have contributed significant numbers: Scotland, Norway, France, Poland, Portugal, Greece, Holland and Russia being among the most important, while immigration from Latin America originates mainly in Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru and Chile. Additionally, in recent years, immigration from Asia has increased considerably, originating mainly in Taiwan, China, Japan and Korea.