Ancient Greek Philosophy | Dominican University College

Ancient Greek Philosophy

In this course, students will be introduced to the basic tenets of ancient Greek philosophy from the early period of around 600 B.C. to the early Christian period. Through a historical and conceptual framework, students will explore the origins of natural science, cosmology, ontology, and theories of human nature and knowing. The course is generally divided into four parts (1) The Pre-Socratics: the Ionians, Parmenides, Heraclitus, the Pythagoreans, the Atomists, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, and the Sophists. (2) The Athenian philosophy of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. (3) The Roman or Hellenistic philosophical schools of Epicureanism, Stoicism, Scepticism and neo-Pythagoreanism. (4) Neo-Platonism. The teaching approach used in this course will be lecture based. The course will use multi-media tools. Learning activities may include instructor-led discussions and student presentations. At the end of the course, students will be able to identify specific philosophical doctrines of ancient Greek philosophers, their modes of argument, their unique perspectives on thought and explain the unique Greek view of philosophical discourse. Students will be expected to demonstrate their abilities to engage in philosophical arguments.

Credits: 
6
Language: 
English
Faculty: 
Philosophy
Professor: 
Semester: 
Fall
Time: 
Wednesday & Friday, 1:30-4:20 p.m.
Room Number: 
201
Academic Year: 
2018-19
Level: 
Undergraduate
Course Code: 
DPHY 1210
Program: 
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a minor in Ethics
Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Philosophy
Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Philosophy and in Theology
Bachelor of Arts, major in Philosophy & minor in Theology
Bachelor of Philosophy
Bachelor of Philosophy with a minor in Ethics
Certificate in Philosophy