Through this course, students will be introduced to the most influential Western philosophers of the Ancient and Medieval eras. The focus will be the metaphysics and epistemology of Plato and Aristotle but with significant attention paid to those who came before and after, especially the pre-Socratic philosophers, Socrates, Augustine, and Aquinas. Coverage may vary from instructor to instructor and may include the writing of others who either influenced or were influenced by these philosophers.

Course Notes

PHIL 150 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

Effective Term
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