2023-2024 / PHIL0026-1

Antiquity Philosophical Texts


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in philosophy5 crédits 
 Master in history (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Marc-Antoine Gavray


Simon Fortier

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course will be devoted to the reading of Plato's Republic.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The aim of the course is to learn how to read Plato's dialogues. 

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

No knowledge of Ancient Greek is required.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

After a general introduction, every session will have the form of a seminar, in which we will read collectively a portion of the text. Every participant in his turn will be asked to prepare one section.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

1st term, Friday 9-11 am, room Philo I, from the 23.09.2022

Recommended or required readings

The course will be devoted to reading Plato's Republic. Students will receive a bibliography during the first lessons. They are also invited to find access to the following translation:

- Platon, La République, tr. P. Pachet, Paris, Gallimard, 1993.

Written work / report

Additional information:

Students will send their essay in January.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The teacher and content have changed.


Simon Fortier
Department of Philosophy
Place du 20 Août, 7, bat. A1
4000 Liège

Tel.+32 (0)4 366 92 00
e-mail: simon.fortier@uliege.be

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