Ancient Greek Philosophy (PHIL 210H.001)

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Instructor: James Lesher. This honors course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. in Caldwell 208.

This course explores the development of Greek philosophical thought from its beginnings in the 6th century BCE down to the end of the classical period. The major figures studied will be ‘the Presocratics,’ Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. The goal of the course is to become acquainted with the main features of ancient Greek thought and the ways in which ideas and arguments conceived by the ancient philosophers helped to shape Western philosophy, science, art, and literature.
Required Text: Cohen, Curd, and Reeve, Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy, 4th edition (Earlier editions have different contents and should not be purchased.)

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