Ancient Greek Philosophy (PHIL*2140) | College of Arts

Ancient Greek Philosophy (PHIL*2140)

Code and section: PHIL*2140*01

Term: Fall 2019

Instructor: Ken Dorter

Details

A survey of Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, combining some outside reading  with a more detailed examina­tion in class of representa­tive philosophers including Anaximander, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Plato, and Aristotle. 

Textbook(s):

Required texts:  (1) A Presocratics Reader (Curd and McKirahan) [Hackett ISBN 0-87220-326-3]; (2) Plato’s Phaedo (Grube translation) [Hackett ISBN 0-915144-18-2]; (3) The Philosophy of Aristotle (edited by Bambrough) [Signet ISBN 0-451-528875].

 

Course requirements/Evaluation:  

a) Either two 1250 word essays (25% each) or one 2500 word essay (50%) on works not covered in class, and

b) a final exam on the class readings (50%).

 

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