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Ancient philosophy

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Course ID: 4018-CW2 Erasmus code / ISCED: 08.1 / (0223) Philosophy and ethics
Course title: Ancient philosophy Name in Polish: Filozofia starożytna
Organizational unit: Faculty of "Artes Liberales"
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Language: Polish
Type of course:

elective courses

Short description:

An analysis of the canon of works by ancient philosophers.

Full description:

During one semester (30 hours) we’ll try to run before we walk in an attempt to reach the most important threads of ancient presocratic philosophy and become familiar with its basic texts, reading some of the few preserved passages of Heraclitus and Parmenides. We will also read rare works by Gorgias and Protagoras. We will stop at Plato and Aristotle, whose works we have in abundance. We will also spend some time among hellenistic philosophers – epicureics, stoics and sceptics and their Roman heirs. We’ll also go through the most eminent representative of neoplatonizm – Plotinus. During discussing further texts, we will focus on embedding them both in the philosophical tradition and Graeco-Roman cultural context.

Bibliography: (in Polish)

Większość tekstów będzie czytana we fragmentach. Niektóre nawet same z siebie są fragmentami.

1. Heraklit i Parmenides: wybór fragmentów

2. Protagoras i Gorgias: wybór fragmentów

3. Platon: Eutyfron, Arystofanes: Chmury

4. Platon: Politeia

5. Platon: Uczta

6. Platon: Kratylos

7. Arystoteles: Metafizyka

8. Arystoteles: Poetyka, Cyceron: O mówcy, Isokrates: wybór fragmentów

9. Arystoteles: Etyka nikomachejska

10. Arystoteles: Polityka

11. Epikur: List do Menoikeusa, Lukrecjusz: O naturze wszechrzeczy

12. Epiktet: Diatryby, Marek Aureliusz: Do siebie samego

13. Sekstus Empiryk: Zarysy Pirrońskie

14. Plotyn, Enneady

Learning outcomes:

Analysing philosophical texts, identifying the main problems, notions and issues in them. Rudimentary knowledge of ancient philosophy.

Attendance (2 unexcused absences allowed – each subsequent one requires an oral test) and active participation. Preparing introductions and reports.

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Active participation and an individual exam.

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