Philosophy 25A

Fall 2013

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
25A Ancient Philosophy Clarke MWF 11-12 145 Dwinelle

This course is an introduction to ancient Greek philosophy. Most of the course will be devoted to the thought of Socrates (469-399 BCE), Plato (427-347), and Aristotle (384-322). We will also look briefly at the Presocratics and the Sophists, and at the major philosophical movements of the Hellenistic period: the Epicureans, Stoics, and Sceptics.

Prerequisites: None.

Required texts: (1) Plato: Five Dialogues, 2nd edn., tr. Grube (2) Plato: The Republic, ed. Ferrari, tr. Griffith (3) Aristotle: Introductory Readings, tr. Irwin and Fine (Note: Students intending to take Philosophy 160 in a future semester may want to purchase Plato: Complete Works (ed. Cooper) instead of the two Plato volumes above.)