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PHIL2614 - The Presocratics
Semester 2, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
A critical examination of the first developments in philosophy among the early Greeks, emphasising two emerging traditions of philosophy, in Ionia and the Italian peninsula respectively. The main emphases are on the origin of thought about being and the development of different philosophical methods through the activities of criticism and response prevalent among the Presocratics. These activities are particularly well exhibited in the argumentative challenges of Parmenides and Zeno, and the responses made by the fifth-century B.C. thinkers.
1x2500wd essay (60%) and 1x2hr exam (40%)
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 Junior credit points in Philosophy
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