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HIST 240 Ancient to Early-Medieval European Ideas (4)

This lecture course surveys Ancient to Early-Medieval European Intellectual Thought by focusing on four major figures each of whom advances a distinctive way of being in the world: Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, and Augustine—seek, balance, retreat, and love, respectively. These figures and forms of life will be understood in relation to their immediate and unfolding aesthetic, cultural, social and political historical contexts, as well as in terms of their subsequent influences and contemporary relevance.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences; PDE
  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Basu

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