History of Ancient Philosophy

  • Final
  • Philosophy
  • History of Ancient Philosophy
  • 3.0
  • 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.

  • 130
  • 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)

  • History, philosophy, plato, aristotle

  • June 01, 2012