Philosophy 250 & Political Science 250 - Greece & Turkey: Political Animals: Life and Thought in Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece is traditionally understood as the birthplace of philosophical, political, and scientific inquiry. Students will walk the path Socrates walked, sit in the theatre where Aristophanes' plays were performed, and ascend Pericles' breathtaking acropolis. How are we to understand the very different world of the ancient Greeks? What might we learn from their religious practices, their literature, their political institutions and norms, and the systems of philosophical thought they developed (most notably in the work of Plato and Aristotle)? What does antiquity have to teach us about ourselves, and how might our study of ancient Greece inform the way we approach enduring questions about knowledge, virtue, and justice? Students will exploring these questions where the West has some of its deepest roots: ancient Athens.
Course: PHIL 250/POSC 250
Location: Greece and Turkey
Program leaders: Jeremy Wisnewski, Matt Voorhees
Curricular requirement: EL
Length of program: 21 days
Meals: All meals included
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