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Ancient Period

Ancient Period

History of Philosophy

Aim of the Course

This course studies the origin and development of Western philosophical thought by seeing the evolution of ideas which began in the classical Greek era.

Course Content

A study of the development of Greek thought from the pre-philosophical age to Plotinus (270 A.D), according to the following divisions: the period of Naturalism, the Metaphysical period of Naturalism, the Metaphysical period, the Ethical period, and the Religious period.


Class presentation: 40%

Written exam: 60%

Credit: 6

Select Bibliography

Copleston, Frederick A History of Philosophy. Vols. I London: Image Books, 1962.

Jones, W.T. A History of Western Philosophy: Vol. I. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1952.

Sahakian, William H, History of Philosophy, Boston, Burns & Nobles, 1968.

Tarnas, Richard. The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View, New York, Ballantine Books, New York, 1991.

Walsh, M. J., A History of Philosophy, London, Geoffrey Chapman, 1985.

Varza, Ignatius History of Ancient philosophy, Manila, Sinag-Tala, 1994.

Lecture Hours

To be confirmed


Fr. Stanley Antoni