PHY 204 : Greek Philosophy
The course traverses the following sketch.
- Ancient Greek thinking based on mythology and religion
was replaced by Thales the father of Greek philosophy by advancing his idea
of an inquiry concerning the nature of things.
- This method of independent reasoning was further
developed by the pre-Socratics
- The Sophists turned away from the notion of “ nature
of things” and advanced that of “man and value”
- Socrates, Plato and Aristotle made fuller and
systematic philosophical thinking
- After Aristotle, Greek philosophy declined
- Zeller, Edward., Outline History of Greek
philosophy, London, Routedge & Kegan Paul Ltd. 1955.
- Burnet, John., Greek philosophy (Thales to Plato),
London, Macmillan, 1920.
- Burnet, John., Adi Grekka Maieyal,
- Plato, Kudiyarasu, Tami Nadu, 1970.
- Aristotle, Arasiyal, Chennai, 1974.
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