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Greek Philosophy-Schedule

Texts:  Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy: From Thales to Aristotle,
         edited by Cohen, Curd, and Reeve (Hackett) [AGP]

The schedule given here is provisional.

 Week     Topic Core Reading SupplementsAssignment
 1

First class on Tues, Jan 20
The Presocratics

Thales

Anaximander
Anaximenes


 AGP Introduction


2     1//27
Pythagoras
Xenophanes
Heraclitus



R. Nirenberg, "Being, not-being, & becoming"- transcript of a lecture on the prescocratics 
 3     2/3Parmenides
Zeno

   
 4     2/10Anaxagoas
Emedocles
Leucippus
Democritus



5     2/17 Plato


 Euthyphro
 Apology
 The Spartan Invasion (55 min. documentary)

Euthyphro's definitions of piety (handout) 

Westacott, On Socrates' question to Euthyphro

Method Man - 17 minutes podcast on Socrates


Westacott, "Will the great corrupters please rise."
 1st essay due Thurs, Feb. 19
 6     2/24
 Crito
 Phaedo (57a- 95b and 95b-118)


 7     3/3
Symposium

 8    3/10   SPRING BREAK

 
 9     3/17



Republic I, II 
 10    3/24            
Republic III, IV

  
 11    3/31Republic V, VI, VII


 2nd essay due
Thurs. April 9
 12     4/7
Republic VIII, IX, X

 13     4/14AristotleEditor's Introduction (AGP, pp. 683 – 692) Physics IMr. Know It All-Aristotle's life and works (20 min podcast)

Down to Earth - Aristotle on Substance (20 min podcast)


 14     4/21
Physics II and III Aristotle's four causes (20 min podcast)

Aristotle's Physics - motion and change


 15     4/28



Metaphysics (excerpts from Books I, VIII, and XII  (AGP 796-809 and 834-846)

Comparison of Plato & Aristotle (20 min podcast)
 16

 No class on Tues May 5

Last class on Thurs. May 7
  3rd essay due 
Thurs. May 7