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PHIL-208 History of Philosophy, Ancient to Medieval

3 Credits

  • Monday

    5:00 pm – 7:50 pm

    North Hall, 305

A survey of major figures and theories from Greek and Roman antiquity to the early Renaissance, which follows the development of philosophic themes such as the nature of the good life, the difference between truth, belief and opinion, free will and determinism, religion and political obligation, and the reality of the physical world. The course introduces characteristic examples of philosophic argument and inquiry through close readings of philosophers like Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Aquinas, Ockham, Bacon and Machiavelli.