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Reading Assignments

TERM 1
INTRODUCTION



SUMMER READING
1984 Background
1984 Revisited
Brave New World Background
Brave New World Essay
READING AND WRITING PHILOSOPHY
Reading Philosophy
Writing a Philosophy Paper
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
Greek History Timeline


PRE-SOCRATICS AND SOPHISTS
Gilgamesh
Pre-Socratics
Sophists
The Ship of Theseus

SOCRATES
Pericles' Funeral Oration
Lysis
Laches-Socrates on Courage
The Life of Socrates

Supplemental Material
Pericles Background

SOCRATES AND PATRIOTISM
Patriotism Quotes
The Trial of Socratres
Crito
Howard Zinn on Obligations to the State

PLATO
The Life of Plato
The Republic-Part One
The Republic-Part Two
Summary of Plato

ARISTOTLE
Aristotle Background
Summary of Aristotle's Philosophy
Arete
Notes on the Four Causes
Teleology
Man-The Ultimate Political Animal
Aristotle on True Friendship
More on Friendship
Three Kinds of Friendship
Civic Friendship






TERM 2 ASSIGNMENTS
Term 2 Readings
TERM 3 ASSIGNMENTS
Term 3 Readings