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PHIL 211: Ancient Philosophy (3 credits)

Course Description

The philosophical traditions of Greece and Rome between the 5th century BCE and the 5th century CE. Important works by four representative figures (two from Classical Greece and two from the Roman tradition). (3 hours lecture)

Recommended Preparation: Completion of ENG 100 or equivalent.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss terms and concepts like the "doctrine of homo mensura" and the "doctrine of ideas or forms" and evaluate their relevance (significance) for modern times.
  • Identify and discuss contributions of selected philosophers and the influence of each on the other through a historical perspective.
  • Trace some of the roots of present day thought through the application of concepts and points of view forwarded in this class.
  • Discuss the major tenets of the "classical mind" as well as those that made up the "medieval mind" in order to characterize these periods of time in an orderly and meaningful pattern.

Degrees and Certificates

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Classes Offered

  • Fall 2014 - MW, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale Pālanakila 213, Ronald Loo - CRN: 62503 - view syllabus
  • Fall 2012 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 213, Ronald Loo - CRN: 61219
  • Fall 2011 - MW, 11:00am to 12:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 213, Ronald Loo - CRN: 63259 - view syllabus
  • Fall 2010 - MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 213, Ronald Loo - CRN: 60328 - view syllabus
  • Fall 2007 - TR, 5:30pm to 6:55pm, Hale Pālanakila 227, E Gardner - CRN: 61278
  • Spring 2007 - MWF, 11:30am to 12:20pm, Hale Manaleo 116, E Gardner - CRN: 64306