Ancient Greek Philosophy

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Ancient Greek Philosophy

<p>Greek philosophy from an interdisciplinary perspective: read from surviving works and understand those ideas in their historical, political, and social context. The ideas of flux and permanence,

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Greek philosophy from an interdisciplinary perspective: read from surviving works and understand those ideas in their historical, political, and social context. The ideas of flux and permanence, the allegory of the cave and perfect forms, ideas about the perfect constitution and virtuous citizen, are some of the enduring and influential philosophical questions we will discuss.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction and Historical Background
  • Early Greek Philosophy – Part 1
  • Early Greek Philosophy – Part 2
  • Socrates
  • Plato
  • Aristotle
  • Hellenistic Philosophy
  • Hellenistic Philosophy and overview


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the broad development of ancient Greek philosophy from its origins to the Hellenistic period;
  2. Understand the key ideas of each Greek philosophical school
  3. Develop a critical understanding of some of the contributions of Greek philosophy to modern philosophy, politics, economics, and science.