Middlebury

PHIL 0201

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:
CLAS 0175
CLAS 0275
PHIL 0175
PHIL 0275

Sections in Fall 2016

Fall 2016

PHIL0201A-F16 Lecture (Woodruff)