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PHIL 204 Ancient Philosophy

3 hours

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This course will examine the origin of western philosophy in ancient Greece and trace the development of philosophical thought from the received wisdom prior to Plato, through the works of Plato, Aristotle, representative Stoics, Skeptics, and the new Platonism that culminates classical thinking. Topics include but are not limited to: questions about the character of the divine, the substance of the world, the nature of the soul, the scope of human knowledge, the requirements of rationality, and what constitutes the good life.