Philosophy and Literature
Explores what great literature and drama teach about mind, morals, and meaning of life. Examines how fiction, drama, and poetry speak truthfully about human condition though what they say may be literally false. Can literature answer questions like: What makes life worth living? Why be moral? Selections and films from, and based on the works of Sophocles, Aristotle, Shakespeare, Dostoevsky, Whitman, Camus, T.S. Eliot, Steinbeck, Sylvia Plath, Mary Gordon. One course.