PHIL 211: Ancient Philosophy

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
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).
Course Outcomes
  • 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.