PHI 322 How to Lead a Good Life: Stoic and Epicurean Philosophies

This course will introduce students to two philosophical schools that developed in Ancient Greece after Plato and Aristotle (late 4th B.C.E. to the 1st century C.E.) We will study and engage both Greek and Roman philosophers from the Stoics and the Epicureans on knowledge, reality, and how best to lead one’s life. Do they still have some wisdom to impart to us? What can we learn from their debates with each other?