Courses & Units

Ancient Greek Philosophy HPH208

Introduction

This unit surveys the writings of the philosophers who stand at the origin of the Western philosophical tradition. This will include works by the philosophers of the Classical period (the Pre-Socratics, Plato, and Aristotle), as well as the schools of the Hellenistic period (Stoicism, Epicureanism and Scepticism) and the Neoplatonists. Students will engage in in-depth, analytical readings of complete and/or select parts of seminal works of the period. These readings will reveal both continuity and discontinuity with the questions addressed by the philosophers studied in HPH202 Modern Philosophy.

The exact content of this unit will rotate from year to year. For more specific information about the content of this unit in any given year, see the Teaching Plan available at the Philosophy homepage.

Summary

Unit name Ancient Greek Philosophy
Unit code HPH208
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies
Teaching staff

Prof D Baltzly

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 091701

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HPA266, HPA366

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus:    2 x 1hr lecture weekly, 1 x 1hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)

Off Campus:     web-based delivery (13 wks)

**  Delivery to Launceston based students is via video link

Assessment

3,000 words internal assessment (60%), take home exam submitted by MyLo (40%)

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Textbooks

Required

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