Courses: Happiness&Reality Anc Thought (PHILB101001)
Class Number: 1318
What makes us happy? The wisdom of the ancient world has importantly shaped the tradition of Western thought but in some important respects it has been rejected or forgotten. What is the nature of reality? Can we have knowledge about the world and ourselves, and, if so, how? In this course we explore answers to these sorts of metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, and political questions by examining the works of the two central Greek philosophers: Plato and Aristotle. We will consider earlier Greek religious and dramatic writings, a few Presocratic philosophers, and the person of Socrates who never wrote a word.
Div: III; Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI), Inquiry into the Past (IP); Haverford: Humanities (HU)
Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1318 Div: III; CI;IP;