Greek philosophy: Plato and the Pre-Socratics PY1085

​Greek philosophy: Plato and the Pre-Socratics focuses on the work of the predecessors of Plato – collectively known as the pre-Socratics – as well as on the main dialogues of Plato.​

Topics covered

It has been said that all of philosophy is a series of footnotes to Plato. While this is certainly an exaggeration, it points to the fundamental importance to philosophy of its history, and in particular of the part played in that history by Plato.

Assessment

One two- hour unseen written examination.

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