What is courage, and how does it relate to hope and fear? Courage involves acting well in the face of danger to the self: how do we react to fear of danger, and is hope necessary to act well? We will read classical writings of Greek and Jewish political thought to see how courage developed from a military quality to a civil or political virtue, and then to a philosophic or religious one. Are present-oriented people the most free to act? What is courage's relation to concepts of time? We will study Christian and modern secular interpretations to see whether a strong sense of the future or the past limits courage or empowers it. Throughout, we'll be focusing on courage in politics and its possibilities today.
COURSE FORMAT: Seminar
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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