Greek Philosophy

Subject 161-019 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty-two contact hours per semester: two 1-hour lectures per week for the first 11 weeks and a 1-hour tutorial per week beginning the third week of semester
Total Time Commitment: *
Prerequisites: At least one first-year single-semester philosophy subject, or permission from the Head of School or subject coordinator.
Corequisites: *
Recommended Background Knowledge: *
Non Allowed Subjects: *
Core Participation Requirements: *


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Subject Overview:

This subject examines Greek theories of knowledge, reality and value concentrating on Plato and Aristotle with some coverage of Presocratic and Hellenistic philosophers. At the completion of the subject a student should be able to give an account of the scope, achievements, and principal concerns of some central Greek philosophical investigations into the nature of reality and knowledge; acquire critical and analytical skills in the reading of selected Greek philosophical texts; be able to trace connections between ancient and modern treatments of metaphysical and epistemological issues.

Assessment: Two written assignments of 2000 words, one due mid-semester 50%, the second due at the end of semester 47%, and tutorial participation 3%.
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:A subject reader will be available from the Bookroom at the beginning of semester
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • develop the ability to analyse and criticize complex arguments;

  • develop the ability to communicate the results of their work in a clear and well-argued form;

  • develop the ability to bring philosophical skills to bear upon problems in other areas.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Arts (Ancient and Medieval Studies)
Diploma in Arts (Classical Studies)
Diploma in Arts (Philosophy)
Diploma in Arts (Philosophy)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Ancient and Medieval Studies)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Philosophy)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Ancient and Medieval Studies)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Philosophy)

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