Available as web pages:
materials on The PreSocratic Philosophers (ca. 600 B.C.E. through the post-Parmenidean systems, including Democritus, ca. 450 B.C.E)
a summary of the Socratic and Platonic project to "save philosophy" from the apparent dilemma of rationalism leading to ethical relativism, the pursuit of tyranny, and anarchy - and the temptation to return to the stability of old religion and dogmatic beliefs.
a study/writing guide on Aristotle and Post-Aristotelian philosophies.
a Summary of Post-Aristotelian Philosophies - focusing on Epicureanism, Stoicism, and Skepticism as philosophical responses to the collapse of the Greek City-State and the emergence of Empire. This moment serves as the transition phase into early Christianity.
Notes on the Rise of Christianity - an outline of comments, stress points, and a link to more materials on early Christianity's conjunction of prophetic and apocalyptic beliefs.
Notes on Augustine - including cross-links to materials on prophetic and apocalyptic beliefs, and to materials on modernity and postmodernity.
Early Medieval Philosophy - first writing assignment. Provides an overview of topics we'll cover in Augustine, Avicenna, Averroes, and Maimonides.