Number of credits
|Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : classics||5 crédits|
|Bachelor in philosophy||5 crédits|
|Master in ancient and modern languages and literatures (120 ECTS)||5 crédits|
Language(s) of instruction
Organisation and examination
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents
Presentation of the main philosophical streams, from the Presocratics to Aristotle.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit
The course aims at giving the basic knowledge of both the particular concepts and way of thinking in ancient philosophy, and the influence it had on the history of philosophy until now.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
References are made to the main Greek notions, but no knowledge of Ancient Greek is required.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
This course introduces the doctrines of the main authors of this era. Each week is devoted to an author, a school or a particular topic. Issues that will be dealt with:
- Empedocles, Anaxagoras, and Democritus
- Plato (dialectic, Ideas, recollection, philosophy of nature, ethics, politics)
- Aristotle (theôria, praxis, poiêsis)
Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)
This is a first-term course. It takes place on Monday, 4-7 pm (from 18.09.2022, room Philo I).
Recommended or required readings
Students will be provided with a collection of texts, documents, summaries and bibliography from the first lesson. A syllabus is available at the Espace ULiège Opéra.
Complementary texts will be given according to the progress of the course.
Oral exam in January.
Organisational remarks and main changes to the course
The syllabus is almost the same as in 2022-2023, and can be used again in 2023-2024.
Extra texts and documents will be available on eCampus.
Department of Philosophy
Place du 20 Août, 7, bat. A1
Tel.+32 (0)4 366 92 00 e-mail: Marc-Antoine.Gavray@uliege.be
Association of one or more MOOCs
Handbook on History of ancient philosophy
Please find here the handbook on History of ancient philosophy. You can buy a printed version at the Presses de l'Université de Liège shop.
Enjoy your reading,