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Jean Valerie Roberts
PHIL 330
Seattle Campus

History of Ancient Political Philosophy

Political philosophy of fourth- and fifth-century Greece, especially the Sophists, Plato, and Aristotle, stressing the connection between the political philosophy and the underlying philosophical system of each philosopher.

Class description

This course will trace the development of ancient Greek ethics from the time of the sophists through the post-Aristotelian Stoics, concentrating on issues such as: the nature of virtue, the roles of reason and of the emotions in virtue, and the relation between virtue and happiness. There will be two short papers, a midterm and a final exam.

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Last Update by Beverly A Wessel
Date: 01/31/2006