Philosophy 320
History of Ancient Philosophy
Autumn, 2007

University of Washington

Lecture Schedule

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Wednesday 9/26
Introduction to the Presocratics;
Thales

Friday 9/28
Anaximander

Monday 10/1
Anaximenes

Wednesday 10/3
Heraclitus

Friday 10/5
Heraclitus

Monday 10/8
Parmenides: Stage 1

Wednesday 10/10
Parmenides: Stage 2

Friday 10/12
Zeno’s Paradoxes: The Race Course

Monday 10/15
Zeno’s Paradoxes: Plurality

Wednesday 10/17
Zeno: Race course, conclusion;
Zeno’s Paradoxes: The Arrow

Friday 10/19
Empedocles

Monday 10/22
Anaxagoras

Wednesday 10/24
Atomism

Friday 10/26
MID-TERM EXAM

Monday 10/29
Socrates and Plato: Introduction

Wednesday 10/31
Plato’s Euthyphro and Meno:
Socratic Definitions

Friday 11/2
Plato: Meno’s Paradox,
Doctrine of Recollection

Monday 11/5
Plato: Theory of Forms;
Plato’s PhaedoArgument from imperfection

Wednesday 11/7
Plato’s Republic:
Argument from knowledge

Friday 11/9
Plato’s Republic: One-Over-Many agument;
Allegory of the Cave

Monday 11/12
HOLIDAY

Wednesday 11/14
Plato’s Parmenides:
Dilemma of Participation

Friday 11/16
Plato’s Parmenides:
Third Man argument

Monday 11/19
Plato’s Timaeus: Cosmology

Wednesday 11/21
Aristotle’s Categories: Theory of Predication

Friday 11/23
HOLIDAY

Monday 11/26
Aristotle’s Categories:
Response to Dilemma of Participation

Wednesday 11/28
Aristotle’s Physics: Change

Friday 11/30
Aristotle’s Physics: the Four Causes,
from Physics to Metaphysics

Monday 12/3
Aristotle’s Metaphysics, Bks. 7 & 8:
Matter, Form and Substance

Wednesday 12/5
Aristotle’s Metaphysics,
Bks. 7 & 8 (cont'd.)

Friday 12/7
Aristotle’s De Anima: On the Soul

Tuesday 12/11
FINAL EXAM

2:30-4:20 pm

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