PHIL 210.001 – Ancient Greek Philosophy
Instructor: Syl Kocieda. This course meets MTWRF 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. in CW 213.
This course is an introduction to Ancient Greek Philosophy. We will focus on three influential figures from this period: Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. We will examine their views on 1) the natural world, 2) the nature of the soul and 3) the question: in what does the good life consist? We will also look at how each one of these figures thinks we can have knowledge of these matters. The course begins with a brief examination of the Presocratics- thinkers prior to the primary figures who shaped the general discourse of interest. The aim of this course is to analyze the views and arguments of these figures in order to determine how it is that we (rational, human agents) fit into the natural world.