Ancient Philosophy: Why do we think the way we do?
Start date: 3rd Nov 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Duration: 4 weeks
Tutor: Gillian Hovell
Course code: 20AU116
Explore Ancient Philosophy and discover how Western thought has been influenced by remarkable personalities and schools of philosophy that thrived over 2,000 years ago!
Meet the Pre-Socratics who, by the power of pure thought, tried to establish what the universe was made of, and then encounter Socrates who 'brought philosophy down from the heavens' and into our human lives; just how CAN we live a better, more fulfilled life? His answers are as relevant today as they were 2,400 years ago!
Plato followed Socrates and it has been said that all philosophy since is a footnote to his work. Aristotle, who was tutor to Alexander the Great, was the first philosopher who used what we might think of as science and created a highly influential understanding of the power of Logic.
Join Gillian Hovell, 'The Muddy Archaeologist' to explore these and more in a vibrant, engaging online experience; find out how the great ancient schools of philosophy - the Epicureans, Cynics and Stoics and Neoplatonists - have shaped our modern lives.