Class Notes (904,913)
US (350,243)
Berkeley (8,269)
PHILOS (234)
PHILOS 25A (59)
Lecture 1

PHILOS 25A Lecture 1: Intro
Premium

5 Pages
16 Views

Department
Philosophy
Course Code
PHILOS 25A
Professor
Corcilius Klaus

This preview shows pages 1 and half of page 2. Sign up to view the full 5 pages of the document.

Loved by over 2.2 million students

Over 90% improved by at least one letter grade.

Leah — University of Toronto

OneClass has been such a huge help in my studies at UofT especially since I am a transfer student. OneClass is the study buddy I never had before and definitely gives me the extra push to get from a B to an A!

Leah — University of Toronto
Saarim — University of Michigan

Balancing social life With academics can be difficult, that is why I'm so glad that OneClass is out there where I can find the top notes for all of my classes. Now I can be the all-star student I want to be.

Saarim — University of Michigan
Jenna — University of Wisconsin

As a college student living on a college budget, I love how easy it is to earn gift cards just by submitting my notes.

Jenna — University of Wisconsin
Anne — University of California

OneClass has allowed me to catch up with my most difficult course! #lifesaver

Anne — University of California
Description
8/28/15 ← Understanding the universe: Milesians and Pythagoras ← ← Before philosophy ← Hesiod Theogony vss. 116ff ← “These things declare to me from the beginning, you Muses who dwell in the house of Olympus, and tell me which of them first came to be…” ← Argues by appeal to authority ← Muses told him how things are – you better believe this man! He has direct contact with higher beings. You just have to accept it. ← Narrative that lacks any logic that would make it intelligible; a sequence of events. ← The mythical and imminent go together. ← ← There is something about philosophy called “transparency”. How are you going to argue something? ← ← Presocratic Philosophy ← The history of philosophy is not only a history of answers to philosophical questions, it is also a history of the discovery of how to put philosophical questions. ← The first philosophers (as far as we know) started with a limited set of philosophical questions. ← How do we know about these philosophers? Textbooks! ← How did we get these textbooks? Some people wrote philosophers’ data down. ← Sources: ← Herman Diels / Walter Kranz ← The Presocratic Philosophers ← A collection of fragments. A fragments and B fragments. ← A fragments – testimonies about the philosopher ← B fragments – original pronouncements or quotations of the philosopher ← ← Professor is going to give us a narrative that makes philosophy a discourse. Each philosopher is simply a response to the previous. How is each philosopher coming at a later time allowed to say what they’re saying, given what came before them? ← ← The Milesians ← From Mile in eastern Greece ← Their question: ← “What is the origin (arkhé) of things?” ← What is the arkhé of the cosmos? ← “cosmos” – well-ordered, therefore beautiful; adorned; The cosmos is alive. ← the order of the whole ← Where does the order of the universe come from? ← “Arkhé” – political rule, origin, archaic, etc. ← something important. ← The Milesian Philosophers – the first ones who identified this question. ←
More Less
Unlock Document


Only pages 1 and half of page 2 are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


OR

Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit