The Classical Mind (PHIL2649)


An introduction to the philosophical outlook, conceptions, and arguments of Classical Greek philosophy. This unit will survey the rich period of Greek thinking from 600 BCE to the beginning of the Common Era, examining the Presocratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and Hellenistic philosophers. This unit will demonstrate the incredible originality of Greek philosophy, and reveal both its legacy in and differences from philosophy today.

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1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


tutorial participation (10%), 1x in-class test (15%), 1x1500wd essay (25%), 1x2hr exam (50%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(12 Junior credit points in Philosophy) or (6 junior credit points of Philosophy and ANHS1600)


PHIL3639, PHIL2613

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