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PHIL0201

Ancient Greek Philosophy

Ancient Greek Philosophy
This class introduces students to the range and power of Greek thought, which initiated the Western philosophical tradition. We will begin by exploring the origins of philosophy as found in myth (primarily Hesiod) and in the highly original speculation of the Pre-Socratic thinkers (such as Heraclitus and Parmenides). We will then focus on Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, examining their transformations of these earlier traditions and their own divergent approaches to ethics and education. We will also consider the influences of Greek philosophy on later thought. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Philosophy
Department:
Philosophy
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR HIS PHL
Equivalent Courses:
CLAS0275
CLAS0175
PHIL0175

Sections

Fall 2014

PHIL0201A-F14 Lecture (Woodruff)

Fall 2012

PHIL0201A-F12 Lecture (Woodruff)

Fall 2011

PHIL0201A-F11 Lecture (Woodruff)

Fall 2010

PHIL0201A-F10 Lecture (Woodruff)

Fall 2009

PHIL0201A-F09 Lecture (Woodruff)

Fall 2008

PHIL0201A-F08 Lecture (Woodruff)

Spring 2007

PHIL0201A-S07 Lecture (Woodruff)

Fall 2005

PHIL0201A-F05 Lecture (Woodruff)

Fall 2004

PHIL0201A-F04 Lecture (Woodruff)

Spring 2004

PHIL0201A-S04 Lecture (Woodruff)
PHIL0201B-S04 Lecture (Woodruff)