Philosophy (Ancient Philosophy) OpenCourseWare: UC Berkeley's Free Undergraduate Course on Ancient Philosophy

Published Feb 15, 2009

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'Philosophy: Ancient Philosophy' is an introductory undergraduate course concentrating on Plato and Aristotle. The University of California at Berkeley provides the OpenCourseWare for free, targeting bachelor's-level classics and Philosophy students.

Philosophy (Ancient Philosophy): Course Specifics

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Philosophy (Ancient Philosophy): Course Description

This OpenCourseWare is an audio archive of UC Berkeley professor David B. Ebrey's lectures on Ancient Philosophy. Except for a few early lectures with audio problems and one omitted due to copyright issues, the entire volume of course lectures are available for download. 'Philosophy: Ancient Philosophy' covers the evolution of Philosophy from Socrates' predecessors through Aristotle. Primary focus is on analyzing the works of Plato and Aristotle. Eight lectures each are devoted to Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics and Physics. Thirteen lectures are divided between Plato's Phaedo and Republic. The historical context is discussed only when necessary, with emphasis on the works rather than the men behind them.

The OpenCourseWare includes a library of webcast lectures. To download 'Philosophy: Ancient Philosophy,' go to the ancient philosophy course page.

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