24.200 Ancient Philosophy

As taught in: Fall 2004

A black and white photograph of the Acropolis, Parthenon, east side, Athens, Greece.

Acropolis, Parthenon, east side, Athens, Greece. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-94169 (b&w film copy neg.)].)




Prof. Sally Haslanger

Course Features

Course Description

This course will acquaint the student with some of the ancient Greek contributions to the Western philosophical and scientific tradition. We will examine a broad range of central philosophical themes concerning: nature, law, justice, knowledge, virtue, happiness, and death. There will be a strong emphasis on analyses of arguments found in the texts.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.