PHIL 388 - History of Philosophy: Ancient
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Requirements & Distribution:
Enforced Prerequisites:
One philosophy course with a grade of at least a C-.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Knowledge of Greek or Latin is not required.
Other Course Info:
Taught in English. F.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Western philosophy owes its birth to the ancient Greeks. In their care many of the fundamental questions in ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of mind were raised for the first time and developed in striking and sophisticated ways. We will try to determine which questions they asked, what their answers were, and whether we should accept their answers as correct even now. Readings will be drawn primarily from the works of Plato and Aristotle, but will also include material from several important Pre-Platonic and Post-Aristotelian thinkers.

Course Requirements:

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Intended Audience:

Knowledge of Greek or Latin is not required.

Class Format:

3 hrs of lecture & 1 hr of discussion per week

PHIL 388 - History of Philosophy: Ancient
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (DIS)
Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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ISBN: 1603844627
Readings in ancient Greek philosophy : from Thales to Aristotle, Author: edited by S. Marc Cohen, Patricia Curd, C.D.C. Reeve., Publisher: Hackett Pub. 4th ed.
ISBN: 0872203786
Hellenistic philosophy : introductory readings, Author: translated, with introduction and notes, by Brad Inwood and L. P. Gerson., Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company 2. ed. 1997
ISBN: 0415896606
Ancient philosophy : a contemporary introduction, Author: Christopher Shields., Publisher: Routledge 2nd ed.
ISBN: 0195179560
Writing philosophy : a student's guide to writing philosophy essays, Author: by Lewis Vaughn., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2005
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