|25A||Ancient Philosophy||Arsenault||MTuWTh 10-12||TBA|
In this course, we will survey the beginnings of philosophy in the Western tradition with special attention to Socrates (469-399), Plato (427-347), Aristotle (384-322). In particular, we will discuss their approaches to scientific knowledge, the structure of the world, and the good human life. Since the ancient Greeks identified many of the philosophical problems (and models for their resolution) we are still concerned with today, the course also serves as an introduction to philosophical thinking generally.
Previously taught: SU21A, FL20, SU20D, SU20A, FL19, SU19D, SU19A, FL18, SU18D, SU18A, FL17, SU17D, SU17A, FL16, SU16D, SU16A, FL15, SU15D, SU15A, FL14, SU14D, SU14A, FL13, SU13D, SU13A, FL12, SU12D, SU12A, FL11, SU11D, SU11A, FL10, SU10D, SU10A, FL09, SU09D, SU09A, FL08, SU08D, SU08A, FL07, SU07D, SU07A, FL06, SU06D, SU06A, FL05, SU05D, SU05A, FL04, SU04D, SU04A, FL03.