Undergraduate Course: Early Greek Philosophy in Translation (CLTR10008)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||An advanced-level introduction to Early Greek Philosophy, starting from the Homeric and Hesiodic background, down to the early Atomists and the Sophists, including an introduction to early Greek cosmological speculation and the early history of the problem of knowledge. We will also ponder the relation between philosophical content and the literary form. All readings will be done in translation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Early Greek Philosophy (GREE10014)
||Other requirements|| Students must have gained admission to a Classics or Philosophy Honours degree programme.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 3 courses in Classics related subject matter (at least 2 of which should be in Classical Literature) at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of this course, students will have:
- the ability to distinguish major periods, thinkers and trends in the history of ancient thought and philosophy.
- learned the practice of source-criticism in ancient philosophical authors and been awakened to difficulties of reconstructing fragmentary texts
- developed historical sensitivity concerning perennial philosophical questions, such as the problem of origins, of existence and of the possibility of knowledge.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||In order for a student from outwith Classics to be enrolled on this course, contact must be made with a Course Secretary on 50 3580 in order for approval to be obtained.
|Course organiser||Dr Simon Trepanier
Tel: (0131 6)50 3589
|Course secretary||Ms Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582