Philosophical Classics I: Ancient Western Philosophy|
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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CLST-History, P)(COL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected readings from the Presocratic philosophers, Plato and Aristotle.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three 5-10 page papers, and a philosophical journal.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Philosophy requires thoughtful discussion. Careful reading of each day's assignments and participation in class will be expected and will play a role in determining grades.
|Instructor(s): Irani,Tushar Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: BTFDC314; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 4||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 3||SO: 10||FR: 10|
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