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Ancient Philosophy (CLAM106)

15 credits

This module will engage in detail with influential philosophical texts from Ancient Greece and/or Rome. It will explore key philosophical questions and arguments developed in these texts, and also consider their philosophical legacy and relevance to the modern day. How is it possible to know something? What makes a personality? How can truth be established. What is a good life? How can virtue and happiness be reconciled? The texts and questions to be studied in a given year will be chosen from a range of options including the Pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, as well as Hellenistic, Roman, and Late Antique philosophers.