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History of Ancient Philosophy

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  • History of Ancient Philosophy
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This course addresses ancient philosophy with emphasis on the development of Greek philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through Aristotle and may also include Hellenistic, Roman, medieval or non-western thinkers.

Eligibility for College Composition (C-ID ENGL 100)

Presocratic Thinkers
Reading Ancient Primary Texts Critically

At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Employ critical philosophical skills
  2. Explicate philosophical texts of the ancient past
  3. Analyze primary theories and standpoints with special emphasis on Plato’s and Aristotle
  4. Critically analyze and evaluate arguments, assumptions, principles, and methods of the philosophers under consideration

Formal essays and research papers
Quizzes and exams.

Reading materials must include strong representation of primary texts:

Kauffman& Baird, Ancient Philosophy, Prentiss Hall

Matson, Wallace, A New History of Philosophy

A Presocratics Reader: Selected Fragments and Testimonia,  Patricia Curd, ed.,

Plato, Apology

Plato, Crito

Plato, Phaedo

Plato, Euthypro

Plato, The Republic

Plato, Theaetetus,

Plato, Meno

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle, Metaphysics

Lucretius, The Way Things Are

Selections from primary sources (Open Educational Resources)

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  • History, philosophy, plato, aristotle