Philosophy 320
History of Ancient Philosophy

University of Washington


Syllabus, Autumn 2007


Required Text

Recommended Texts

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Lecture Schedule

Reading Assignments

Only those in boldface are required; note that the page numbers in RAGP are to the third edition.


A. The Presocratics
1. Introduction
RAGP, viii-xiii, 1-7

2. The Milesians
RAGP: 8-14
Ring: 1-34
Burnet, ch. 1
KRS: 76-162
Hussey: 1-31
Guthrie (vol. 1): 39-145
Barnes: 3-56
McKirihan: 20-58
Shields: 5-8

3. Heraclitus
RAGP: 24-34
Ring: 59-81
Burnet, ch. 3
KRS: 181-212
Hussey: 32-59
Guthrie (vol. 1): 403-492
Barnes: 57-81
McKirihan: 116-150
Shields: 11-16
4. Parmenides
RAGP: 35-41
Ring: 82-118
Burnet, ch. 4
KRS: 239-262
Hussey: 78-106
Barnes: 155-230
McKirihan: 151-178
Shields: 16-20
E-reserve: Furley (on Parmenides)
5. Zeno
RAGP: 59-63
Ring: 119-127
Burnet, ch. 8
KRS: 263-279
Barnes: 231-302
McKirihan: 179-195
E-reserve: Thomson, Benacerraf
6. Empedocles
RAGP: 47-58
Ring: 128-136
Burnet, ch. 5
KRS: 280-321
Burnet: 197-250
Guthrie (vol. 2): 138-159
Hussey: 127-148
McKirihan: 232-291
7. Anaxagoras
RAGP: 42-47
Ring: 137-143
Burnet, ch. 6
KRS: 352-384
Guthrie (vol. 2): 266-294
McKirihan: 196-231
E-reserve: Kerferd
8. The Atomists
RAGP: 64-71
Ring: 143-151
Burnet, ch. 9
KRS: 402-433
Guthrie (vol. 2): 382-404
McKirihan: 303-343
Shields: 20-24
E-reserve: Furley (on the Atomists)

B. Socrates and Plato

Required:

Recommended:

C. Aristotle

Required:

Recommended:

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