24.420 Ancient Philosophy


Class Info

Investigates the origins of Western philosophy in ancient Greece. Aims both to understand the philosophical questions the Greeks were asking on their own terms, and to assess their answers to them. Examines how a human being can lead a good life, the relationship between morality and happiness, our knowledge of the world around us, and the entities we need to appeal to in order to explain that world. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

24.420 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by K. Meadows.

Lecture occurs 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 56-191.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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