Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
This survey of the history of Western philosophy, from Thales to Augustine, introduces the central tenets of each philosopher or school within the cultural and historical aspect of the particular time. Topics covered include metaphysics, ethics and politics, and Epicureanism.
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Change Stability and Permanence Heraclitus and the Eleatics
Reconcilation of Eleaticism and Experience The Pluralists and Atomists
Plato Metaphysics and Theology
Plato Theory of Knowledge
Aristotle Ethics and Politics
Hellenistic Cultural Background
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