Classics in Philosophy
This course examines influential Ancient Greek classical texts of philosophy (in translation) by such writers as Plato, Aristotle, and the Hellenistic philosophers. Examples of the texts are: Plato’s Republic, Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, and Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations. Learners will be introduced to a range of important ideas, arguments, and theories advanced by these philosophers. The emphasis of the course will be on a close, critical reading of a few texts resulting in interpreting, understanding, analyzing, and crucially evaluating the various ideas, arguments, and theories that arise from the text.