PHIL 301: History of Western Philosophy: Ancient

PHIL 301-001: Hist West Phil: Ancient
(Fall 2017)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR

Innovation Hall 207

Section Information for Fall 2017

  • This course is required for the Philosophy major, the Philosophy minor, and the Philosophy and Law minor.

Philosophia was an activity of questioning and investigating that arose in the Mediterranean area in the 7th century BCE. Philosophia asked fundamental questions about the origins of the universe, the nature of reality, and the best ways to live.

        How and why did this early form of philosophy arise? What challenges did it meet? What did it discover? What can this ancient work offer us that is of value today? To explore these questions, the course will introduce students to core texts of ancient philosophy, with close study of selected works of the pre-Socratic philosophers, plus Plato, Aristotle, and Lucretius.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Classical Greek philosophy, including pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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