Ric Brown [email protected]
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Office: GL 280
Thursday 1:00- 3:00
Branches Of Philosophy
Metaphysics: What is real; is God real?
“Things are exactly the way they appear to be”
Epistemology: How do I know?
Ethics: What is good; what is just?
Aesthetics: what is beautiful?
A.N. Whitehead: “All philosophy is a footnote to Plato”
The Birth of Western Philosophy
The Pre-Pre-Socratics => The Pre-Socratics => Socratics
Time Socrates => Plato => Aristotle => Neo-Platonists => Post-Aristotelians
The Pre-Pre-Socratics: Mythological Thinking
The 1 Revolution in thinking
Non-mythological thinking (science)
Appeal to the “natural”
The Pre- Socratics
Asks: What is the Arche?
- First Principle?
Thales (circa 580 BCE): The ARCHE is water
The 2 Revolution in thinking
Socrates (died 399 BCE): was charged with