Ancient Philosophy OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Online Undergraduate Class on Ancient Philosophy

Published Feb 06, 2009

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Discuss how Greek philosophy has affected Western thinking in this free OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Ancient Philosophy' helps students identify and analyze different philosophies about virtue, law, justice and knowledge. The course has no specific prerequisites and is ideal for students studying Linguistics and Philosophy.

Ancient Philosophy: Course Specifics

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Ancient Philosophy: Course Description

Study the Socratic Method, Socratic Theses and analyze various philosophical themes. This free OpenCourseWare provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Cambridge, MA, challenges students with philosophical thought about justice, immortality and happiness. Students learn about Aristotle's philosophies on God, virtue and friendship.

The course also provides an overview of virtue through the eyes of the Ancient Greeks. By looking at Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy students taking this course learn how it has affected Western philosophy, modern day thought and current views on these philosophical issues. MIT Professor Sally Haslanger leads this course, which allows students to break down different philosophies.

Lectures, notes and study materials are available for free online. Some assignments, course readings and other related resources are also available. Take this course at the 'Ancient Philosophy' course page.

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