May 22, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 330 - (P) Philosophy of Crowds and Violence

3 cr.

(Prerequisites: PHIL 120  and PHIL 210 )

At trial Socrates asserts ‘friendship with wisdom’ in the face of an angry crowd, making the question of crowds and violence a founding one for philosophy.  PHIL 330 revisits this question after a century of novel self-assertions by crowds as agents of history armed, finally, with weaponized social media.