The Ethical Imagination

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Summer 2018 (First Session)
Credits per quarter

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"The unexamined life is not worth living for a person." So Socrates is said to have stated his central conception of the ethical life. In this course, we will consider the role of  imagination in that examination. We will read some philosophy but focus on works of literature, including works by writers such as Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Virginia Woolf, and Kazuo Ishiguro, to help us understand the role of imagination in living a reflectively tolerable life.  We will write intensively and reflectively about our texts as a way to understand the ethical imagination. In addition to scheduled class meetings, students and faculty will have online seminars at times to be determined.  

Fields of study: 

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in: philosophy, literature, writing

Online learning:
  • Hybrid Online Learning - This offering delivers 25 - 49% of its instruction online, rather than via face-to-face contact between you and your instructors.

Scheduled for: Evening

Located in: Olympia

Advertised schedule:

Tu/Th 6-8:30pm