Course Schedule


    September 8:    Introduction

Unit 1: Early Greek Philosophy

    September 9:    More Introduction; Thales (Barnes, chs. 1 and 2); Aristotle, Metaphysics I 1-3 (in Aristotle: Introductory Readings) and Metaphysics III 4, 1000a4-22 (handout)

    September 14:    Thales, Anaximander (Barnes, chs. 2 and 3)

    September 16:    Anaximenes (Barnes, ch. 4)    

    September 18:    Heraclitus (Barnes, ch. 8)    
    
    September 21:     Same as September 18

    September 23:    Parmenides (Barnes, ch. 9)

    September 25:      Same as September 23

    September 28:     Leucippus and Democritus (Barnes, chs. 20 and 21)

    September 30:    Same as September 28

    October 2:    Protagoras (handout); Plato, Theaetetus 166d-172b, 177c-179d (handout)

    October 5:     Same as October 2


Unit 2: Socrates

    October 7:    Plato, Apology and Euthyphro
                    
    October 9:    Same as October 7.

    Fall Break
            
    October 14:    Plato, Crito

    October 15:      Paper Due

    October 16:    Plato, Protagoras

    October 19:    Same as October 16    
        
    October 21:    Same as October 16
            
                
Unit 3: Plato

    October 23:    Plato, Meno

    October 26:      Same as October 23

    October 28:    Plato, Phaedo

    October 30:    Same as October 28

    November 2:     Plato, Republic I

    November 4:    Plato, Republic II and III

    November 6:    Plato, Republic IV

    November 9:    Same as November 6    

    November 11:    Plato, Republic V

    November 13:    Plato, Republic VI and VII

    November 16:    Plato, Republic VIII and IX

    November 17:     Paper Due

    November 18:    Same as November 16    


Unit 4: Aristotle

    November 20:    Aristotle Physics II 1-7

    Thanksgiving Break

    November 30:    Aristotle, Physics II 8-9

    December 2:    Aristotle, On the Soul (entire selection)
            
    December 4:    Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics I 1-10, 13

    December 7:    Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics X 6-9

    December 9:    Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics II 1-7

    December 11:    Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics III 1-5

    December 14:    Conclusion

    December 22:     Paper due

 

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