The Classical Mind (PHIL2649)

UNIT OF STUDY

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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Classes

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

Assessment

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

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

Prohibitions

PHIL3639, PHIL2613

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