This philosophy course explores the origins of Western philosophy – a rich tapestry of ideas that began with the most noted ancient Greek and Roman philosophers. By examining the work of these historic figures, students will attain a strong grasp of Western philosophy’s basic spirit. In doing so, they’ll cultivate deeper thinking abilities, explore noble values, and learn to contemplate the world around them in new ways. 本课程面向各专业本科生，通过课堂讲授与课外阅读讨论的方法，把握古希腊罗马哲学家丰富的思想，探讨哲学精神的起源，揭示古希腊民族的精神取向，阐明古希腊民族思维方式的特征，帮助学生把握哲学的基本精神，养成理论思维的能力，培养高尚的情操，提高人文素质。
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