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Academic Year 2005/2006
Philosophical Classics I: Ancient Western Philosophy
PHIL 201 SP
This course is designed to acquaint the students with the major figures and movements of ancient Greek philosophy, where many of the strands of the traditions of Western philosophy and science have their beginnings. We
will examine a number of philosophical problems in the historical and cultural context in which they arose in ancient Greece. Among the issues we will consider are justice, knowledge, happiness and death. Reading is
in the primary sources.
Selected from among Presocratic writings, Socratic philosophy, Plato, Aristotle and Hellenistic philosophers.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Four 5-8 page papers, two oral exams, some short assignments and written exams.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Philosophy requires thoughtful discussion. Careful reading of each day's assignments and participation in class and in discussion sections will be expected and will have a significant part in determining grades.
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- Instructor(s): Ostrow,Matthew
- Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK302;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 35)
- SR. major: 4 Jr. major: 5
- SR. non-major: 3 Jr. non-major: 3 SO: 10 FR: 10
- Curricular Renewal: Ethical Reasoning
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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