Ancient Philosophy

A black and white photograph of the Acropolis, Parthenon, east side, Athens, Greece.

Acropolis, Parthenon, east side, Athens, Greece. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-94169 (b&w film copy neg.)].)


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Fall 2004



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This course will acquaint the student with some of the ancient Greek contributions to the Western philosophical and scientific tradition. We will examine a broad range of central philosophical themes concerning: nature, law, justice, knowledge, virtue, happiness, and death. There will be a strong emphasis on analyses of arguments found in the texts.

Sally Haslanger. 24.200 Ancient Philosophy, Fall 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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