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Undergraduate Course Details
Number PHL 240N
Title History of Western Philosophy I: Antiquity & the Middle Ages
Credits 3.0
Distribution DI

Description

A survey of Western philosophy from its Greek origins in the 6th-century B.C. to European high scholasticism in the 13th- and 14th-centuries A.D. Students will be introduced to major philosophical ideas of Pre-Socratic, Classical Greek, and Hellenistic thinkers and will trace the influence of these ideas upon medieval philosophers. Course themes include the nature of reality, knowledge, and the life of excellence. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for PHL240.