Ancient Greek Philosophy (PHI2124.01)

Doug Kremm

Ancient Greece produced some of the most provocative and influential thinkers in the Western philosophical tradition. In this course, we will read through some of the classic texts by these thinkers and grapple with the central questions they raise: What is justice? What is knowledge, and how does it differ from mere opinion? What makes an action, a person, or a whole society good? What does a successful education look like, or a successful piece of art? What does the ideal society look like, and who gets to be in charge? Our aim will be to better understand the ancient Greeks’ views about these and other questions, and to use their thinking as a vehicle for our own as we ponder the relevance of their discussions for issues in contemporary life.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M 4:10pm - 6:00pm; Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 18
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, 2000, Philosophy, Monday and/or Thursday Afternoons, Doug Kremm.