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History of Philosophy 1 (Introduction to Ancient Philosophy)

An examination of ancient Greek philosophical texts that are foundational for Western philosophy, especially the work of Plato and Aristotle.  Topics will include: the nature and possibility of knowledge and its role in human life; the nature of the soul; virtue; happiness and the human good.

Course Code

PHIL 25000

Cross-Listing(s)

CLCV 22700

Section

91

Eligibility

High School Students
UChicago Undergraduates
Visiting Undergraduates

Subject(s)

Philosophy

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

Class Start Time

15:30

Class End Time

17:30

Primary Instructor

Agnes Callard

Session(s)

Session II

Start Date

End Date

Requirements

  • Eligibility: current high school sophomores and juniors, 14 years and older (unless clearly stated otherwise); current College undergraduate students; and visiting undergraduate students.
  • The Priority application deadline is February 2. Students who apply by the Priority application deadline will have their $50 application fee waived. Any applications received after the Priority deadline will be admitted using rolling admission and will require a $50 application fee. 
  • International students who will require a visa to attend, applications will be considered no later than April 2 in order to allow enough time to complete the visa application process.
  • Rolling admissions: courses fill quickly, so submit your complete application as soon as possible.

Additional Details

  • Orientation for high school students is July 7-8.

Cost & Aid

Tuition is $4,085 per course. (Full-time registration is two courses taken during the same session.)
Additional fees apply; housing and dining costs not included.

Complete Cost & Aid Information (including housing and other fees) for high school students can be found here.
Complete Cost & Aid Information (including housing and other fees) for undergraduates can be found here.