University of Portland Bulletin 2020-2021

PHL 338 Metaphysics: Ancient Greek Metaphysics in Context

This course explores the metaphysical views of the Ancient Greeks with particular emphasis on the broad historical, cultural, and political context out of which their views emerge.  Possible topics include their conceptions of reality, change, knowledge, philosophical method, love, and friendship.  The course will also explore the influence of these ideas on the Western philosophical tradition.


PHL 150 and PHL 220 recommended