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.
- Fall 2012
- Old Chapel 206(OCH 206)
- 11:00am-12:15pm on Tuesday, Thursday (Sep 10, 2012 to Dec 7, 2012)
- Martha Woodruff
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- EUR HIS PHL
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