Greek Philosophy

30 points

Not offered 2023, offered in 2011, 2013

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This course will survey the origins of Western philosophy in the ancient world, from the Milesians to the Stoics. We will focus on the emergence of rationality and the development of philosophical themes first articulated by the Presocratics, then in turn, by Plato and Aristotle, and beyond. Emphasis will be placed on the structure of knowledge, the nature of reality, aesthetics, and the contemplation of the good life.


45 points in PHIL, at least 30 at 200 level including PHIL233 (INCO219 may be substituted for any course except PHIL233), and permission of the Head of Department


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