PHIL 383

The Life and Times of Socrates

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Also: GRS 380

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.



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

Summer Fall Spring

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