PHIL224 - Ancient Greek Philosophy

10 cp
Prerequisites 10 cp from 100-level unit in Philosophy
Teaching Organisation This unit involves 150 hours of focused learning, or the equivalent of 10 hours per week for 15 weeks. The total includes formally structured learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, online learning, video-conferencing, or supervision. The remaining hours typically involve reading, research, and the preparation of tasks for assessment.

This unit explores the origins of western thought through an investigation of the key figures, themes and debates in ancient Greek philosophy. In doing so, it examines some major philosophical questions that occupied philosophers from the pre-Socratics to Aristotle, drawing from issues in metaphysics, epistemology, philosophical psychology, ancient science and cosmology, ethics and politics.