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Ancient Philosophy - Time, Metaphysics & Mind I

Description

Aims

The course provides students with an introduction to ancient metaphysics and philosophy of mind, with a special focus on his treatment of the topic of time.

 

Contents

During the first semester, the course will deal with Aristotle in particular. We will discuss Aristotle on (i) the nature of time, (ii) change, becoming, and the persistence of substances through change, (iii) the passage of time and its perception, (iv) the temporal aspects of human choice, (v) poetry and prose and their timeless moral lessons.

 

Coursework

The course consists of a series of lectures alternating with presentations given by students and general discussions.

 

Reading

TBD

People

 

Marmodoro A.

Course director

Additional information

Semester
Fall
Academic year
2017-2018
ECTS
3
Education
Master of Arts in Philosophy, Core course, 1st year