This course will cover the period from the death of Aristotle up to the beginnings of Christian philosophy. It is designed to give a comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of the Stoics, Epicureans and Sceptics. Approximately half the course will be devoted to questions in Hellenistic metaphysics, epistemology and logic. The other half of the course will be devoted to Hellenistic ethics and psychology.
2hr lecture and 1hr tutorial per week.
Essay and exam.
A.A. Long and D.N. Sedley: The Hellenistic Philosophers, vol. 1: Translations and Commentaries (Cambridge UP).A.A. Long, Hellenistic Philosophy (Duckworth paperback).
12 credit points at 2000 level in PhilosophyProhibitions
PHIL3023 or PHIL3039