PHIL 379

Early Greek Thought

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Also: GRS 379

Formerly: 381

Examination of early Greek thought as embodied in Hesiod and Presocratics such as Heraclitus, Anaxagoras, Parmenides and Democritus. These figures may be considered in the context of historical and literary writings of their society (e.g., works by Aeschylus, Herodotus, Thucydides). Topics may include: distinctions among myth, science and philosophy; notions of law, morality, and causality; the influence of early Greek thought on later thinkers.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of PHIL 379, PHIL 381, GRS 379, CLAS 379.
  • Does not presuppose a background in either Greek and Roman studies or Philosophy.


Undergraduate course in Philosophy offered by the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer Fall Spring

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