Courses & Units

Ancient Greek Philosophy HPH308

Hobart, Launceston

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


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.


Unit name Ancient Greek Philosophy
Unit code HPH308
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 Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $820.00 2019: $1,671.00 091701

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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

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

HPA366 and HPA266


Teaching Pattern

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

Off Campus:    web-based delivery (13 wks)

** Launceston based delivery is via video link


3,500 words internal assessment (60%), take home exam submitted by MyLo  (40%)

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