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The Presocratics - PHIL2614

Year - 2019

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.

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

1x2500wd essay (60%) and 1x2hr exam (40%)


12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Ancient History


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Philosophy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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