Fall 2014 Ancient Greek Philosophy
Philosophy, as PHIL-217
Formerly listed as: PHIL-17
Course (Login required) Faculty Jyl Gentzler (Section 01) Description
An examination of the origins of Western philosophical thought in Ancient Greece. We will consider the views of the Milesians, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Protagoras, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Epicureans, and the Stoics. Particular attention will be paid to questions about the nature, sources, and limits of human knowledge; about the merits of relativism, subjectivism, and objectivism in science and ethics; about the nature of, and relationship between, obligations to others and self-interest; and about the connection between the body and the mind.
Limited to 25 students. Fall semester. Professor Gentzler.
If Overenrolled: Priority to majors, then on the basis of seniority and enrollment at Amherst. Course times and locations PHIL 217 - L/D Section 01 M 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM OCTA 200 W 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM OCTA 200 F 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM OCTA 200 Textbooks
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ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
9780872203785 Hellenistic philosophy Indianapolis, Ind. : Hackett Pub. Co., c1997. translated, with introduction and notes, by Brad Inwood and L. P. Gerson Required Amherst Books TBD
0199671729 The Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking Oxford University Press Swatridge, Colin Required Amherst Books TBD
978-0-141442433 Plato - Republic Penguin Books Plato - Trans. Grube and Reeve Required Text Amherst Books TBD
9780140448153 Early Greek philosophy London ; Penguin, 2001. [translated and edited by] Jonathan Barnes 2nd edition, 2001 -Required Text Amherst Books $15.00
978-0872200944 Plato - Protagoras Hackett Publishing Plato - Lombardo and Bell Required Text Amherst Books TBD
978-0872203396 Aristotle - Introductory Readings Hackett Publishing Aristotle - Terence Irwin Required Text Amherst Books TBD
9780872205734 The nuts & bolts of college writing Indianapolis, IN : Hackett Pub. Co., c2003. Michael Harvey 2003 Edition - Required Text Amherst Books $8.95
9780872206335 Five dialogues Indianapolis : Hackett, c2002. Plato; translated by G. M. A. Grube; revised by John M. Cooper 2nd edition, 2002 -Required Text Amherst Books $7.95
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Amherst Books. If Overenrolled
Priority to majors, then on the basis of seniority and enrollment at Amherst.
Fall 2017 Other years: