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PHIL 0010 / CLAS 0010 Classical Philosophy

This course charts the development of classical western philosophy from the Athenians to Augustine of Hippo, exploring the principal writers in their intellectual and historical context. At the core of this course is reading key works in translation.  The cornerstones of the western intellectual tradition are scrutinised in terms of the specific questions they address, and read as part of a continuing narrative in philosophical culture.

Sample Topics:

  • Plato, Republic, Symposium
  • Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Politics
  • Plotinus, Enneads
  • Proclus, Elements of Theology
  • Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
  • Lucretius, De rerum natura
  • Augustine, Confessions, City of God
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CMRS provides a genuine Oxford experience complete with access to wonderful libraries and excellent tutors.  At the same time, the CMRS program flexe...
Mark Marshall, Autumn Semester 2007, Cranmer House