History of Philosophy Courses

Fall 2022 Courses

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We welcome discussion on any figures in the early history of philosophy from a variety of traditions, so Roman, Indian, Egyptian, and Near Eastern philosophy should be at home in this group too. The group is united insofar as we enjoy many of the "big question" issues that characterize these philosophical traditions, and we frequently discuss issues related to virtue, the cultivation of the emotions, the therapy of desire, happiness, knowledge, and the blurry line between philosophy and theology. Because these philosophies are from historical and linguistic contexts often very different to our own, we spend a good deal of time exploring key concepts and terms that will likely be unfamiliar to contemporary English speakers, and clarifying important differences between these philosophical perspectives.

Faculty Leadership:

Jeremy Reid
Kimbrough Moore
  • PHIL 301 - Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL 401 - Topics in the History of Philosophy
    • A History of Time
    • Aristotle's Ethics and Politics
    • Classic Approaches to Memory and Perception
    • Cicero
    • Daoism
    • Early Modern Rationalism
    • Exploring the Early Modern Cannon
    • Hume, Kant, and Shepard
    • Hume and Kant
    • German Idealism
    • The Prophet and the Genius
  • PHIL 436 - Islamic Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 509 - The Buddhist Traditions
  • PHIL 511 - Chinese Philosophy & Religion
  • PHIL 770 - Seminar in a Classical Author
    • Aristotle
    • Aristotle's Ethics
    • Descartes
    • Du Bois and Democracy
    • Foucault and the Care of the Self
    • Heidegger's Being and Time
    • Kant and Sellars
    • Plato and Aristotle
    • Wittgenstein
  • PHIL 772 - Seminar in a Classical School
    • 20th Century Analytical Philosophy
    • Cambridge Platonism
    • Cartesianism
    • Confucian and Buddhist Philosophy
    • Daoism
    • Desire, Pleasure, and Virtue
    • Hellenistic Philosophy
    • Mysticism and Modern Philosophy
    • Spinoza and Rationalism
    • Stoicism
    • Virtue and Law in China and Greece