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COURSE NUMBER: PHIL 327
COURSE TITLE: Greek Philosophy
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Henry Schuurman
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A study of the major figures and philosophies in Pre-Socratic and classical Hellenic thought.

This course will introduce you to most of the historically significant Greek philosophers from Thales to Aristotle and his Hellenistic successors. The course will be loosely structured around the following topics: the concepts of reason and knowledge, the nature of reality, the nature of persons, the good life, the concept of philosophical method, and the idea of the world as a cosmos.

Prerequisites: PHIL 230
REQUIRED TEXTS:
  • Plato, Five Dialogues.
  • Plato, Republic.
  • Plato, Symposium.
  • Photocopied Selections.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Socratic Questions40%
Mid-term Test25%
Final Test35%
100%
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Sept.5:              Introduction to the course.
  • Sept. 7-28:        Pre-Socratic Philosophy.
  • Oct.3-10:      Socrates and the Sophists
  • Oct.12:           Midterm Test.
  • Oct.17-Nov.16:  Plato’s Republic
  • Nov.21-Dec.7:       Plato’s Symposium.    


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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