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Hellenistic Philosophy

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The Hellenistic Philosophers, ed. Long and Sedley
The Hellenistic Philosophy: Introductory Readings, ed. Inwood and Gerson
During the past fifty years, the study of philosophy from the Hellenistic era (after Aristotle and before Augustine) has undergone an exciting revival. In light of this revival, we shall examine some of the major philosophies of the Hellenistic period. We will begin with a study of the Cynics as portrayed in the life of Diogenes the Cynic. After that, we will use two sourcebooks in order to survey skepticism (both Pyrrhonian and Academic), Epicureanism, and Stoicism.
Class 1: Introduction
Class 2: Cynicism: Diogenes the Cynic
Class 3: Early and Late Pyrrhonian Skepticism
Class 4: Academic Skepticism
Class 5: Epicurean Physics
Class 6: Epicurean Epistemology
Class 7: Epicurean Ethics I
Class 8: Epicurean Ethics II
Class 9: Stoic Ontology
Class 10: Stoic Logic and Semantics
Class 11: Stoic versus Academic Epistemology
Class 12: Stoic Physics I
Class 13: Stoic Physics II
Class 14: Stoic Ethics I
Class 15: Stoic Ethics II

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