Course

History of Ideas I. The Rise of Ancient Civilisation

Description

History of Ideas I. The Rise of Ancient Civilisation

From Prehistory to History. Ancient Egypt: monarchy and social structures. The immortality of the soul. The kingdoms of Mesopotamia: Sumerians and Amorites. The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Code of Hammurabi. The universal empire of Persia. The Zoroastrianism. Ancient Greece: the political structures of the Mycenaean Society. The Iliad and the Odyssey. The notion of Polis. Athens: democracy and social knowledge. The Sophists. Politics in Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. The educative ideas of Isocrates. Rome: the idea of a universal empire. Rome and the laws. The philosophical ideas of Cicero and Seneca.

Credits

3

Language

en

Faculty

Philosophy

Professor

NULL

Course code

DPHY 1111

Room number

219

Academic year

2017-18

Semester

Fall

Level

Undergraduate

Time

Friday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.