PHL 201: Western Philosophical Traditions I
Section 01, Winter 2014
Steven W. Patterson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Philosophy and Religious Studies Dept.,
Marygrove College. Office Phone: 313-927-1539
Departmental Phone: 313-927-1556
Office: 346 Madame Cadillac Hall
Office Hours: by appointment only
Mondays-Wednesdays, 1030-1145 in LA 237
LS 105 and ENG 107 (or their equivalents)
General Education Area
Religious and Philosophical Traditions
The history of western philosophy, from the pre-Socratics to Copernicus is covered in this class. Special attention is paid to the ways in which ancient Greek philosophy sets the stage for Medieval and Renaissance philosophy.
There are no texts required for purchase in this class. All readings will be made available either online through the course plan or via the library’s resources. Consult the course plan for more information.
Please note: While no books are required for purchase, it is strongly recommended that you obtain or secure access to a collegiate level dictionary and thesaurus (I recommend the handy combination of both in the Oxford Pocket Dictionary and Thesaurus, American Edition, ISBN 0-19-513097-9), and a style manual for written English such as the classic Elements of Style by Strunk and White (Fourth Edition, Allyn & Bacon, ISBN 0-205-30902) Regular access to and use of such references will be assumed.