Course Description

Explore the basic arguments that challenged ancient philosophers in their struggle to address important questions of their time. How is the physical world organized? What are the substance(s) that everything is made of? Is the universe consistent or in a constant state of change? How do things come to be? What, if anything, do we know for sure? How might we obtain knowledge? What is virtue? How does one be virtuous? What sort of life is best for me to live? Should I fear death?

Discuss the contributions to philosophy, over more than 600 years, by important and influential philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome including Thales, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, and Democritus.


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