Resuscitate Toronto Seminar

SESSION 1: Alexandre Koyre I
1. Koyre, Alexandre. From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe. Chapters 1 – 4

SESSION 2: Alexandre Koyre II
1. Koyre, Alexandre. From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe. Chapters 5 – 8

SESSION 3: Alexandre Koyre III
1. Koyre, Alexandre. From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe. Chapters 9 – 12

SESSION 4 – BABYLONIAN COSMOLOGY
1. Lindberg, David. The Beginnings of Western Science – Page 1 – 21
2. Ritter, J.  “Babylon – 1800” in M. Serres (ed.), A History of Scientific Thought

SESSION 5 – EGYPTIAN, MESOPOTAMIAN COSMOLOGY
1. Pingree, David. “Hellenophilia versus the History of Science”. Isis, Vol. 83, No. 4 (Dec., 1992), pp. 554-563
2. *Repulsing of the Dragon of Creation (Photocopy)
3. Frankfort, Henry. Intellectual adventure of ancient man : an essay on speculative thought in the ancient Near East. Sections 1, 2, 5, 8, 9
4. Enuma Elish – Akkadian Creation Epic
5. Genesis 1 – 2

SESSION 6 – HOMERIC/HESIODIC COSMOLOGY & GILGAMESH
1. The Epic of Gilgamesh
2. Lindberg, David. The Beginnings of Western Science: Page 21 – 25
3. Giovanni Reale’s ‘History of Ancient Philosophy Volume 1: From the Origins to Socrates’ p. 1 – 35
4. *Hesiod’s ‘Theogony’ and ‘Works and Days’
5. Murray. Oswyn. Ancient Greece. Chapters 1 (Myth, History and Archeaology) and 2 (Sources).

SESSION 7 – MILESIANS (Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes and Heraclitus)
1. Lindberg, David. The Beginnings of Western Science – Page 25 – 31
2. Lloyd, GER. Ancient Greek Science: Thales to Aristotle. Chapters 1 and 2
3. Presocratics Reader 1 – 17, 29 – 43 (contains fragments from Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes, Heraclitus)
4. G.S. Kirk and J.E. Raven’s The Presocratic Philosophers. Chapters 1,2,3,4,6
5. Giovanni Reale’s ‘History of Ancient Philosophy Volume 1: From the Origins to Socrates’ p. 33- 55
6. Intellectual adventure of ancient man : an essay on speculative thought in the ancient Near East / by H. Frankfort. Section 12
7. Oswyn Murray. Early Greece. Chapters 1 – 4

SESSION 8 – PYTHAGOREANISM
* This co-responds to the bottom of p. 31 in Lindberg.
1. Presocratics Reader. p. 17 – 25
2. G.S. Kirk and J.E. Raven’s The Presocratic Philosophers. p. 214 – 238
3. Khan, Charles. Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans: A Brief History. p. 1 – 39
4. Giovanni Reale’s ‘History of Ancient Philosophy Volume 1: From the Origins to Socrates’. p. 59 – 77
5. Lloyd, G.E.R. Early Greek Science: Thales to Aristotle. p. 24 – 36
6. Mueller, Ian. “Greek Arithmetic, Geometry and Harmonics: Thales to Plato” in The Routledge History of Philosophy Vol. I: From the Beginning to Plato. *No need to focus on ‘philosophers’ after Pythagoras.*

SESSION 9 – THE ELEATICS
*This session corresponds to -Lindberg, David. The Beginnings of Western Science – Page 32 – 34
*Look at Kirk and Raven’s The Presocratic Philosophers 1 – 72, some very interesting general pre-Socratic information here.
1. Presocratics Reader (Xenophanes, Parmenides, Zeno, Melissus) 25 – 29, 43 – 53, 73 – 79, 89 – 93
2. Giovanni Reale’s ‘History of Ancient Philosophy Volume 1: From the Origins to Socrates’ p. 77 – 102
3. Guthrie, WKC. The Greek Philosophers: From Thales to Aristotle. Chapter 3: The Problem of Motion
4. Kirk and Raven’s The Presocratic Philosophers. 163 – 181, 214 – 280, 390-402
5. Lloyd, G.E.R. Early Greek Science: Thales to Aristotle. P.36 – 50

SESSION 10 – Pluralists, Atomists and Eclectic Physicists
(Empedocles,Anaxagoras,Leucippus,Democritus,Archelaus, Diogines)

1. Presocratics Reader. p53-72, 79-89, 93-97.
2. Reale, Giovanni. From the Origins to Socrates. p103 – 136
3. Kirk and Raven. Sections on “Empedocles”, “Anaxagoras”, “Archelaus”, “Atomists”, and “Diogines”.
4. Barnes. The Presocratic Philosophers. Sec XV: The Ionian Revival, Sec XVI: Anaxagoras, Sec XVII: Corpuscularian Hypothesis.

SESSION 11 – Presocratics Summary [Review]
1. Shand, John. Philosophy and Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy. Chapter 1 – Presocratic Greek Philosophy
2. Lindberg p. 21 – 35
3. Sarton, George. History of Science Vol. 1: Ancient Science Through the Golden Age of Greece. p1 – 245ish (up to where you hit the Sophists)

SESSION 12 – The Sophists
1. Presocratics Reader. p.97 – 109.
2. WKC Guthrie. The Sophists: History of Greek Philosophy Vol 3, Part 1. Pages 1 – 51, 261-304.
3. Reale. p. 137 – 190
4. Melchert, Norman. The Great Conversation Vol. 1. p. 37-59. Chapter 3: The Sophists and Relativism in Athens.
5. Sarton, George. A History of Science: Ancient Science Through the Golden Age of Greece. “Chapter 9: Greece Against Persia – The Glory of Athens” (Page 221-237) and “Chapter 10: Philosophy and Science to the Death of Socrates” (Page 256 to 275 [ignore 238-256])

SESSION 13 – SOCRATES and PLATO’s EARLY DIALOGUES I
1. Plato – Apology, Crito, Eutypro.
2. WKC Guthrie. Socrates. Part 2 of A History of Greek Philosophy Vol. III. This is a lot to work through, especially having only read the above 3 dialogues, however let’s do what we can with it. (i.e. No need to read the last section, “The Immediate Followers of Socrates”, Pages 1-58 you can skim over as well)
3. WKC Guthrie. “The Reaction Toward Humanism” Chapter IV of The Greek Philosophers: From Thales to Aristotle. (About 20 pages)
4. If you did not read it last week: Sarton, George. Ancient Science Through the Golden Age of Greece. 259-274 (Socrates to end of Chapter

SESSION 14 – SAVING THE PHENOMENA: BEYOND THE PARMENIDEAN – ATOMIST IMPASSE

1. Lindberg, David. C. Beginnings of Western Science. P. 35-45.
2. Lloyd, GER. Early Greek Science. P. 66-146.
3. Hetherington, Norriss. Cosmology. P. 1-105

SESSION 15 – PLATO’S EARLY DIALOGUES II: ION and HIPPIAS MAJOR

1. Plato’s Hippias Major (use a version with the notation 23c, etc…)
2. Plato’s Ion (use a version with the notation 23c, etc…)
3. WKC Guthrie. A History of Greek Philosophy Vol IV. p.175-213

SESSION 16 – PLATO’S EARLY DIALOGUES III: Laches, Lysis, Charmides, Hippias Minor
1. Plato – Charmides, Laches, Lysis (p. 639 – 708 of Collected Plato)
2. Plato – Hippias Minor (p. 992 – 937 of Collected Plato)
3. Guthrie. A History of Greek Philosophy Vol IV. 124-175, 191 – 199

SESSION 17 – PLATO’S MIDDLE DIALOGUES I: Protagoras
1. Plato – Protagoras
2. Guthrie. A History of Greek Philosophy Vol IV. 213-266

SESSION 18 – PLATO’S MIDDLE DIALOGUES II: Meno and Euthydemus
1. Plato. Meno* Focus*
2.Plato. Euthydemus.
3. WKC Guthrie. History of Greek Philosophy. Vol. IV (236 – 284)

SESSION 19 – PLATO’S MIDDLE DIALOGUES III: Gorgias
1. Plato. Gorgias
2. Guthrie, WKC. History of Greek Philosophy. Vol IV (284 – 324)
(Also, read Plato’s Menexenus and Euthydemus if you haven’t already done so…)

SESSION 20 – PLATO’S MIDDLE DIALOGUES IV: Phaedo
1. Plato. Phaedo
2. Guthrie, WKC. History of Greek Philosophy. Vol IV (324-378)

SESSION 21 – PLATO’S MIDDLE DIALOGUES V: Symposium
 1. Plato. Symposium
 2. Guthrie, WKC. History of Greek Philosophy. Vol IV. 365-396

SESSION 22 – PLATO’S MIDDLE DIALOGUES VI: Phaedrus
1. Plato. Phaedrus.
2. Guthrie, WKC. History of Greek Philosophy. Vol IV. 396-434

SESSION 23 – FROM RELIGION TO PHILOSOPHY (Selections) – TENTATIVE

1. FM Cornford’s From Religion to Philosophy: A Study in the Origins of Western Speculation, 1957, approx 250 pgs total

SESSION 24 – PLATO’S MIDDLE-LATE DIALOGUES I: Republic 1
Plato. Republic (367e-502c)
2. Guthrie, WKC. History of Greek Philosophy. Vol IV.

SESSION 25 – PLATO’S MIDDLE LATE DIALOGUES II: Republic 2
1. Plato. Republic (502c-621b)
2. Guthrie, WKC. History of Greek Philosophy. Vol IV.

SESSION 26 – ANCIENT MEDICINE AND THE HIPOCRATIC TRADITION

1.Hippocratic Writings (Penguin Edition, Ed. GER Lloyd)
2. Ludwig Edelstein’s Ancient Medicine p. 3 – 61
3. GRE Lloyd, Early Greek Science “The Hippocratic Writers” 50 – 66
4. George Sarton. Ancient Science, Chapter 13 Greek Medicine 331 – 395

SESSION 27 – PLATO’S MIDDLE LATE DIALOGUES III: Cratylus

SESSION 28 – PLATO’S MIDDLE LATE DIALOGUES IV: Parmenides

SESSION 39 – PLATO’S MIDDLE LATE DIALOGUES V: Theatatus

SESSION 30 – PLATO’S LATE DIALOGUES I: Sophist

SESSION 31 – PLATO’S LATE DIALOGUES II: Politicus

SESSION 32 – PLATO’S LATE DIALOGUES III: Philebus

SESSION 33 – PLATO’S LATE DIALOGUES IV:Timaeus

SESSION 34 – PLATO’S LATE DIALOGUES V: Timaeus

SESSION 35 – PLATO (CONCLUSION): Laws and Letters + Final Thoughts
1. Sarton on Plato
2. Guthrie on Plato’s Unwritten Metaphysics + A little on Eudoxus (Lloyd’s Summary as Well)
3. Plato’s Laws and Letters (Corresponding Guthrie = 321-381, 399-418)

SESSION 36+ WE BEGIN ARISTOTLE...

SESSION 37+(Tentative Thucydudes: History and Geographers in 4th and 5th Century Greece
1. George Sarton – Ancient Science, Chapter 12 Geographers and Historians, (298 – 331)
2. Thucydudes. – TBD )

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