The History of Philosophy: Part One - Plato, Aristotle and the Ancients

Ref: C3673540

A study of the philosophy of the Pre-Socratics, Plato and Aristotle

Course aim

To acquaint students with an elementary knowledge of the beginnings of Philosophy in Ancient Greece.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Have some knowledge of Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Be able to identify Philosophical Arguments
  • Understand where present day philosophical thinking comes from

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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The History of Philosophy: Part One - Plato, Aristotle and the Ancients

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