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PHIL 160 History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval

Course Description

This course covers the history of Western philosophy, from the ancient Greeks to the medieval period. Key philosophers and movements in antiquity include the Pre-Socratics, Plato, Aristotle, Skepticism, Epicureanism, and Stoicism. Key medieval philosophers include Ibn Sina, Augustine, and Maimonides. Topics include the relationship between philosophy and religion, the relationship between individual and society, human nature, and the limits of human knowledge. Special attention is given to how ancient and medieval thought continues to shape metaphysical, epistemic, and ethical views in contemporary society.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements:Area C2
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 3B)
C-ID: PHIL 130