Ancient Philosophy

Ancient Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

For this is an experience which is characteristic of a philosopher, this wondering: this is where philosophy begins and nowhere else. --Plato, Theaetetus

PHIL 4321.001: Ancient Philosophy

Fall 2020
Don Berkich
TR 9:30 - 10:45 RFEB-108


Please note that this schedule is tentative and authoritative: Changes may be made, but they would be made here. Thus this page supersedes any page with which it conflicts..

Thursday, 8/20 Introduction  
Tuesday, 8/25 Apology  
Thursday, 8/27 Crito  
Tuesday, 9/1 Republic, Book I  
Thursday, 9/3 Republic, Book II  
Monday, 9/7 Labor Day Holiday  
Tuesday, 9/8 Republic, Books II & III Essay I Assigned
Thursday, 9/10 Republic, Book III  
Tuesday, 9/15 Republic, Books III & IV Essay I Due
Thursday, 9/17 Republic, Book IV  
Tuesday, 9/22 Republic, Book V  
Thursday, 9/24 Republic, Book VI Essay II Assigned
Tuesday, 9/29 Republic, Book VII  
Thursday, 10/1 Republic, Book VIII Essay II Due
Tuesday, 10/6 Republic, Book IX Essay III Assigned
Thursday, 10/8 Republic, Book X  
Tuesday, 10/13 Republic, Summation Day Essay III Due; Essay IV Assigned
Thursday, 10/15 Nicomachean Ethics Book I  
Tuesday, 10/20 Nicomachean Ethics Book II Essay IV Due
Thursday, 10/22 Nicomachean Ethics Book III  
Tuesday, 10/27 Nicomachean Ethics Book IV  
Thursday, 10/29 Nicomachean Ethics Book V Essays V & VI Assigned
Tuesday, 11/3 Nicomachean Ethics Books IV & V  
Thursday, 11/5 Nicomachean Ethics Book VI  
Tuesday, 11/10 Nicomachean Ethics Book VII Essays V & VI Due
Thursday, 11/12 Graduate School/Professional School Talk  
Tuesday, 11/17 Nicomachean Ethics Book VIII Essay VII Assigned
Thursday, 11/19 Nicomachean Ethics Book IX  
Tuesday, 11/24 Nicomachean Ethics Book X Essay VII Due
Wednesday, 11/25 Reading Day Essay VIII Assigned
Thursday, 11/26 Thanksgiving Holiday  
Monday, 11/30 Reading Day  
Monday, 12/7 All Essays Due by 5:00 pm