Learn about the history of Western philosophy, from 6th century BC through the 20th century. Study Socrates, Plato, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Descartes, Berkely, Kant, Shopenhauer, Mill, Peirce, Sartre and others. Examine: Pythagoreanism, Eleanism, Epicureanism, Stoicism, Neoplatonism, Scholasticism, Empiricism, Utilitarianism, Positivism, and Existentialism. Gain an understanding of the great ideas that have shaped civilizations: the Heraclitian Logos, the Platonic eidos, scholastic universals, Aristotelian syllogisms, Hegelian triads, Kierkegaard's leap of faith, Marxian communism, and Nietszchean will to power. Extensive notes included.