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Philosophical Classics I: Ancient Western Philosophy
PHIL 201
Spring 2010
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: COL 359, CCIV 217

This course aims to offer an overview of the development of Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, from its inception with Thales to Plato, Aristotle, and the Hellenistic philosophers. In exploring this material, we will touch on all or nearly all of the central concerns of the Western philosophical tradition: metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, politics, aesthetics, religion, and logic. The focus will be on close analysis of primary texts. Students must be willing to engage with readings that are fascinating but at the same time dense, difficult, and often perplexing.

Essential Capabilities: Logical Reasoning, Writing
This course will focus on developing students' logical reasoning capabilities through careful textual analysis in written assignments and in class discussion.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA PHIL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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