PHIL 211: Ancient Philosophy

Credits 3 Class Hours3 lecture

This course explores a range of important ideas, arguments, and theories advanced by such ancient Greek philosophers as the Pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Hellenistic Stoics, Epicureans, and Skeptics. Using these thinkers, we will explore such timeless issues as what is the nature of reality and knowledge and what does it mean to be human, including what does it mean to be virtuous and good and what does it mean to love.

Semester Offered Fall, Spring, Summer
Diversification: Humanities — DH
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Participate in thoughtful, critical dialogue with others by means of producing clear, cogent, and creative philosophical discourse.
  2. Identify, discuss, critically analyze, and evaluate a range of important philosophical issues, terms, concepts, arguments, theories, and movements within ancient Greek philosophy.
  3. Relate and apply various course insights to the beliefs and commitments that play a role in the development of a healthy, well-grounded world-view.