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Institute of Continuing Education

This course is part of the Ancient and Classical Worlds Summer Programme.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

The earliest of ancient Greek philosophers are those preceding Socrates, viz. the Pre-Socratics. They are concerned in particular with providing a single and rational account of the natural order. Socrates is concerned in particular with questions of ethics. This course is a philosophical introduction to some of the key elements in their thought.


Course dates

09 Jul 2018 to 13 Jul 2018

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

25 Jun 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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