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Course Description

Philosophy 7A is a survey of the history of philosophy from the ancient to the medieval periods. It is a great class to take along with World History or a literature course. (C-ID: PHIL 130) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 1A.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify significant theories held by major philosophers and/or philosophic schools of thought from the ancient through medieval periods, with special emphasis on Plato and Aristotle.
  • Demonstration of proficiency with distinguishing between primary and secondary sources, and commentary/critique of those texts.
  • Explain and evaluate historically important philosophical arguments from ancient through medieval period.
  • Describe and chart Platonic and Socratic Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ethics and Political Philosophy.
  • Describe and chart Aristotelian Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ethics and Political Philosophy.
  • Develop a critical and mindful awareness of the distinction between the profoundly different approaches to many Asian and African cultures in comparison of the Western tradition, along with paying attention to the supposition of gender/ethnic/class distinctions in theorizing.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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