A survey of the historical development of western philosophical thought from ancient Greece to the twentieth century. This course is a continuation of PHIL 2200, covering the issues and philosophers in more analytical detail. The focus is on developing trends of thought as exhibited by the methods of the great philosophers, and the corresponding challenges presented by their critics.
A survey of the principal problems and theoretical responses which have come from man’s attempts to organize his experience and direct his existence. The ideas of individual thinkers (Socrates, Plato, St. Augustine, Bruno, Locke, Sartre, Heidegger, et al.) and schools of interpretation (rationalist, empiricist, pragmatic) are highlighted.