CLAS 260 - Ancient Philosophy

Survey of Greek philosophy, from the pre-Socratic philosophers through Plato and Aristotle to post-Aristotelian philosophers, such as the Stoics, Epicureans. Questions to be explored include: What is it to be the cause of something? What is it to be responsible in a world in which everything has a cause? What is it to learn something and to know something? Why do we live in groups, and why are those groups politically organized? What is it to live one's life well? What is it that drives us to do what we do? What is the world ultimately made of? Students will gain familiarity with theories about the nature of human experience among major schools of thought in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy.

Also Offered As
PHIL 260, PHIL 260, PHIL 260, PHIL 260
Grade Basis
Regular Grades
Course Attributes
General Ed (Begins 2022)
General Ed-Tiers (Before 2022)
General Education
General Education Attributes