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Unformatted text preview: 1 PHL 200Y 2011-2012 Instructor: L.P. Gerson ( email@example.com ) Classroom: SS 2135 Office: JHB 423. Tel. 416 946-3171 Office Hours: M2-3, W2-3 and by appointment Course website: Blackboard: https://portal.utoronto.ca/ Lectures: MW 1:00:2:00 Tutorials/Rooms: F1, SS 2101; F1, SS 621; F1, RL 4081; F2, BF 315; F2, SS 2101; F2, RL 4081; F3, SS 1078; F3, SS 2101; F3, SS 2129. Teaching Assistants: Robert Howton ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) Brooks Sommerville ( email@example.com ) Ljiljana Stanic ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) This course is an introduction to the ancient foundations of Western philosophy. We will begin with an examination of some of the principal themes in Plato's philosophy, including Plato's responses to his teacher Socrates. We will then consider some of the ideas of Plato's predecessors, the so-called Pre-Socratics. In the second term, we begin with the philosophy of Aristotle, Plato's greatest pupil. We then turn to an examination of some of the traditions of post- Aristotelian philosophy, particularly Stoicism, Epicureanism, Skepticism, and Neoplatonism....
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