24.200 Ancient Philosophy

Fall 2004

Acropolis, Parthenon, east side, Athens, Greece.
Acropolis, Parthenon, east side, Athens, Greece. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-94169 (b&w film copy neg.)].)

Course Highlights

This course features extensive lecture notes as well as detailed paper topics in the assignments section.

Course Description

This course will acquaint the student with some of the ancient Greek contributions to the Western philosophical and scientific tradition. We will examine a broad range of central philosophical themes concerning: nature, law, justice, knowledge, virtue, happiness, and death. There will be a strong emphasis on analyses of arguments found in the texts.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Sally Haslanger

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session