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Philosophical Classics I: Ancient Western Philosophy
PHIL 201
Fall 2013
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: COL 359, CCIV 217

This course aims to offer an overview of the development of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, from its inception with Thales to Plato, Aristotle, and the Hellenistic philosophers. In exploring this material, we will touch on all or nearly all of the central concerns of the Western philosophical tradition: metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, politics, aesthetics, religion, and logic. The focus will be on close analysis of primary texts. Students must be willing to engage with readings that are fascinating but at the same time dense, difficult, and often perplexing.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA PHIL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CCIV)(CLAS)(COL)(PHIL)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on APR-24-2014
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