Ancient Greek Philosophy

The Greeks
The Greeks

Updated Aug 2020  Back to Student Resources. 

Ancient Greek Objectives

The Ancient Greeks brought humanity empire, democracy, and philosophy, most notably Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. In our humanities course, we hope to Identify characteristics within Greece's Golden Age of Democracy and Hellenism, analyze the Greek Presocratic ideas of knowledge, and Identify various Logical Fallacies as seen through the eyes of Aristotle. 


What's the Latest?

It seems the Greeks have made their way into modern politics. There seems to be confusion among "We the People" as to what exactly is a republic. I've added a few YouTube clips to help answer this question. In further tweets, the OP offers Federalist #10 by Alexander Hamilton as a response. 

The Federalist Papers are a set of pamphlets distributed to the Colonists trying to convince them to Make America - hmmm not British! 



Can you convince your friends that what you're seeing is actually the color blue?


Thinking about our Philosophy keywords

  • Presocratic: Thinkers who emphasized the natural world as the explanation for phenomena as opposed to the supernatural world
  • Logical Fallacies: Errors in reasoning due to subconscious influences unbeknownst by the speaker
  • Democracy: A system of government by the whole population typically through elected representatives
  • Republic: A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.

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Slides used in class
Slides used in class

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Lecture used in class
Lecture used in class

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Greek Knowledge: The Forms


As you can see, Philosophy, especially the Greeks, is a big love of mine. There is quite a large collection of videos concerning the topic. Many of these are from different terms. I have put the most current video towards the top.