The History of Ancient Philosophy

Module Level

8

Module Aims

To become acquainted with the principal Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophers and their main ideas from Thales in the 7th century B.C. to Plotinus in the 3rd century A.D. To see how ancient philosophy has influenced subsequent Western civilisation and Christianity.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand how and why the ancient Greeks started to philosophise.
  • To know the main Ancient Greek and Roman philosophers and their philosophies.
  • To acquire a better understanding of philosophy by knowing its origins.