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Department of Religions and Cultures and Philosophy

ORIGINS OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY
2305
2008/009

Essay Topics

  • the role of cosmology and ethics in Hesiod;
  • Achilles’ ethical plight in the Iliad;
  • the significance of one of the “Pres-Socratic” philosophers: Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes, Heraclitus, Pythagoras, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, Parmenides, Zeno, or Democritus;
  • the doctrine of “epoche” in Sextus Empiricus;
  • the significance of Plotinus, Philo, Marcus Aurelius, Cicero, Epicurus, Lucretius or Seneca;
  • the notion of “Panhellenism” in Isocrates
  • arête” in Pericles’/Aspasia’s “Funeral Oration;”
  • philia” in the Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics;
  • to agathon” in the Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics;
  • “being qua being” in Aristotle’s Metaphysics;
  • eros” in Plato’s Symposium
  • nomos” in Plato’s Crito.
  • tragoidias” in Aristotle’s Poetics