Greek Philosophy I

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Greek Philosophy I

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Classics, Philosophy

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Module description:
    This module is an introduction to ancient philosophy by means of the study of classic works of Plato and Aristotle.
    Aiming to impart the skill of closely reading classical philosophical texts (in translation), the first five of
    the weekly tutorials will focus on Plato's Meno, the last five on Aristotle's Physics Book II, The lectures will
    emphasise a wider historical perspective, focussing not just on Plato's and Aristotle's interest in the good human
    life, but on the fundamental questions they raised about the nature of knowledge and reality.

    Teaching pattern: 1 hour weekly lectures and 1 hour weekly tutorials.

    Study abroad assessment:
    For Sem 1 Study Abroad Students ONLY
    Summative assessment: two x 1,000-word essays
    Formative assessment: two x 1,000-word essays
    Your summative work should be submitted via KEATS.
    Essay titles can be selected from the formative essay topics in the module syllabus. If you wish to write on
    another topic for your summative essay, you must make sure you have the permission and approval of the module

    For whole year Study Abroad Students ONLY
    Summative assessment : one x two-hour exam in May/June
    Formative assessment: two x 1,000-word essays

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