Fall 2004

PHL111: INTRODUCTION
TO WESTERN PHILOSOPHY I: 
ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL

INSTRUCTOR: Larry Hauser
 lshauser@aol.com
 http://members.aol.com/lshauser/virtoff.html

Office: SAC 347 Phone: 7219

Office Hours: TuTh: 10-11:20 | Tu: 4:00-4:50
or by appointment

Delphi

TEXTS (required): W.T. Jones, A History of Western Philosophy (2nd edition): volume 1, The Classical Mind (CM) and volume 2, The Medieval Mind (MM).

DESCRIPTION: Survey of Classical (Greek & Roman) and Medieval Christian Philosophy.  This course considers the development of the Western Philosophy from its inception in the cosmological reflections of Thales and others through the Scholastic synthesis of Aristotelianism and Catholicism in the late middle ages.  Philosophers to be considered include Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Thomas Aquinas.  Topics include appearance & reality; causation & change; matter & form; knowledge, logic & sensation; good, evil & God; time & eternity; immortality & the soul.

GRADES WILL BE BASED ON

ASSIGNMENT

 DUE DATE

 VALUE

Commentaries
 (best 4 of 5)

Periodically

1/5 of course

Participation
 (in class & online)

Regularly

1/5 of course

Midterm Exam

Thursday, 2/20

1/5 of course

Term Paper

Thursday, 4/10

1/5 of course

Final Examination

as scheduled

http://www.alma.edu/services/registrar/exams.php

1/5 of course

Alma Academic Integrity Policy
http://www.alma.edu/offices/studentaffairs/section1.php#Academic Integrity

My classroom is rated R: lectures & discussion may include adult themes and language

APPROXIMATE COURSE CALENDAR
Class regularly meets 1:00-2:20 TuTh in SAC 106 (note exceptions below) 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Sept. 6

Presocratic Philosophy
CM 1-20

Sept. 8

Presocratic Philosophy
CM 21-39

Sept. 10

Sept. 13

Sophism & Atomism
CM 63-88

Sept. 15

Atomism
CM 88-107

Sept. 17

Sept. 20
MLK Day

Plato & the Forms
CM 108-146

Sept. 22

Plato: Science, Etc.
CM 147-174

Sept. 24

Sept. 27

Plato: Science, Etc. 
CM 174-196

Sept. 29

Plato: Religion & Form Issues
CM 196-213

Sept. 31

Oct. 4

Aristotle: Metaphysics & Science
CM 214-244

Oct. 6

Aristotle: Logic
CM 244-254

Oct. 8

Oct. 11

Aristotle: Ethics
CM: 255-287

Oct. 13

Aristotle: Politics, Art, Etc.
CM 287-311

Oct. 15

Oct. 18

Review for
Midterm

Oct. 20

Fall Term Recess: No Class!

Oct. 22

Oct. 25

Midterm
Examination

Oct. 27

Epicureans & Stoics
CM 312-344

Oct. 29

Nov. 1

Stoicism & Skepticism
CM 344-354

Nov. 3

Augustine: Life & God
MM 72-94

Nov. 5

Nov. 8

Augustine: Evil, Creation & Time
MM 94-115

Nov. 10

Augustine: Ethics, Nature & Science
MM 115-138

Nov. 12

Nov. 15

Erigena
MM 172-185

Nov. 17

Universals, Faith & Reason
MM. 185-207

Nov. 19

Nov. 22

 Aquinas: Metaphysics
MM 208-241

Nov. 24

Thanksgiving: No Class!

Nov. 26

Nov. 29

 Aquinas: Psychology, Ethics, & Politics: MM 243-272

Dec. 1

William of Occam
MM  289-313

Dec. 3

Dec. 6

Discussion Session

Dec. 8

final review
term papers due

Dec. 10

Dec. 13

 Finals
Week

Dec. 15

Finals
Week

Dec. 16

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

 

 

Parthenon in Athens
Miletus

Medieval Street in Rhodes

Medieval Street in Rhodes

Ephesus
Ephesus