2019-2020 Catalog 
    
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 2 HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY


3 Units 3 hours lecture
Transfers: CSU, UC
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENG 1A
An historically oriented survey of the leading themes of philosophical interest within the Western tradition from the Pre-Socratic era through the Classical Periods of the Greek and Roman eras to the beginnings of the Christian period. Major figures of continuing importance to be studied may include Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, and St. Augustine. The student will become acquainted with the roots of Western civilization through studying the above writers’ theories concerning human nature of thought, truth and rational justification. Selected topics may include political philosophies, ethics, the nature of beauty (aesthetics) and the nature of the gods.
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