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Title: PHIL 201-01, Ancient Philosophy (in the West), Fall 2007
Authors: O'Sullivan, Brendan
Keywords: Philosophy, Department of;Syllabus;Curriculum;2007 Fall
Issue Date: 22-Aug-2007
Publisher: Memphis Tenn. : Rhodes College
Series/Report no.: Syllabi CRN
Abstract: Philosophy 201, Ancient Philosophy, is a discussion/lecture course that surveys some of the main issues discussed by ancient Greek philosophers. Among the questions these philosophers examined were: What is the basic structure of reality? How is change possible? What is the nature of knowledge? What is the nature of the good life for human beings? What is virtue? What is justice? Why should an individual be just? After a brief look at the so-called Early Greek Philosophers and Socrates (as represented in Plato's early dialogues), we turn to a critical examination of Plato and Aristotle. The emphasis throughout will be on understanding, analyzing and evaluating the arguments of these philosophers. Minimal attention will be given to cultural and historical setting. The course will not presuppose any familiarity with ancient Greek philosophy or with philosophical methodology.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10267/3526
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