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PHIL 4405 Greek Philosophy (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course is organized around the central philosophical questions asked and answered, in various ways, by philosophers in the ancient Greek-speaking world. We will consider the pre-Socratics, Plato, Aristotle, and, more briefly, some Hellenistic authors such as Plutarch, Epictetus, and Plotinus. Topics include theories of material bodies and of change; whether anything immaterial or immutable exists, and if so whether it is single or multiple and its relation to this changing world; the human soul; and the question of the criterion of truth, and the process by which humans may come to know; the question of the criterion of ethics.


Instructor(s): Gary Gurtler, S.J.

Prerequisites: Philosophy of the Person I & II or Perspectives I & II

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Last Updated: 12-Apr-16