PHIL 393 - Post-Aristotelian Philosophy
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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This term we will focus on the philosophy of the Stoics: their natural philosophy, their philosophy of mind and language, and their ethics. The world, they believe, exhibits rational order through and through, at every level: in the causal order of events, the logical order of thought, and the normative order of our beliefs and actions. Though infamous for views their contemporaries found counterintuitive or even shocking — such as the compatibility of fatalism and moral responsibility, the extirpation of the passions, the necessity of virtue for happiness — they believe these to be founded on common intuitions, once taken seriously and rigorously, and which we cannot afford to give up.

Course Requirements:

Class participation, term-long workbook/journal, two papers, and a final exam

PHIL 393 - Post-Aristotelian Philosophy
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001 (REC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Prereq of one philosophy course strongly recommended.
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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: 9780521275569
The Hellenistic philosophers, Author: A.A. Long, D.N. Sedley., Publisher: Cambridge University Press Reprinted. 2006
ISBN: 9780521779852
The Cambridge companion to the Stoics, Author: ed. by Brad Inwood., Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press [Online-Au 2003
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