Ancient Greek Philosophy (PHI2146.01)

Karen Gover

This course is an introduction to Ancient Philosophy.  We will study the ideas and works of the Presocratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoic philosopher, Epictetus. Using the course texts, in-class writing practices, class discussion, and group work students will gain familiarity with philosophical ideas from ancient Greek philosophy, some of which are complex and abstract. Many of these ideas have influenced subsequent ages, including ours. Topics include the nature of justice, the soul, death, friendship and love, and early ideas concerning physics and nature.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M 2:10pm - 4:00pm; Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 18
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, 2000, Philosophy, Karen Gover.