The Life and Times of Socrates
Also: PHIL 383
Examination of a critical moment in Greek intellectual and political life, as seen from various points of view. Topics include: Socrates' trial and its background; the rise of the Socratic conception of philosophy and its relation to the methods of the Sophists; perceived Socratic challenges to religious and social mores; written vs. unwritten philosophy; types of Socratic literature.
Minimum third-year standing recommended.