History of Ideas I. The Rise of Ancient Civilisation | Dominican University College

History of Ideas I. The Rise of Ancient Civilisation

From Prehistory to History. Ancient Egypt: monarchy and social structures. The immortality of the soul. The kingdoms of Mesopotamia: Sumerians and Amorites. The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Code of Hammurabi. The universal empire of Persia. The Zoroastrianism. Ancient Greece: the political structures of the Mycenaean Society. The Iliad and the Odyssey. The notion of Polis. Athens: democracy and social knowledge. The Sophists. Politics in Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. The educative ideas of Isocrates. Rome: the idea of a universal empire. Rome and the laws. The philosophical ideas of Cicero and Seneca.

Credits: 
3
Language: 
English
Faculty: 
Philosophy
Professor: 
Semester: 
Fall
Time: 
Friday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Room Number: 
219
Academic Year: 
2017-18
Level: 
Undergraduate
Course Code: 
DPHY 1111
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
Certificate in Philosophy (Applied Ethics)