[FE 1010]  BAC. 1st yr History of Ancient Philosophy I – 24.25

Semester I
tuesday 09:30 - 12:15

Course Information

Professor: RAFFRAY, Matthieu
Email: [email protected]
Language: English

Semester I
tuesday 09:30 - 12:15


The course is intended to introduce to Western Ancient Philosophy, following the chronological order. The first part covers the following topics :

  1. Presocratic Philosophers
  2. The birth of Metaphysics
  3. The Sophists
  4. Socrates and the socratics
  5. Plato

Studying Ancient Philosophers requires familiarity with their works: for this reason, a selection of texts, in English translation, will constitute the matter of presentation, reading and analysis guided by the teacher in class.


- M. COHEN (dir.), Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy – from Thales to Aristotle, 2nd edition, Hackett Publishing Company, Indianapolis, Cambridge, 2000.
- M. CANTO-SPERBER (dir.), Philosophie grecque, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1997.