Winter 2019: Ancient Greek Science (Phil 271)

Monday, January 7, 2019

PHIL 271: Special Topics: Ancient Greek Science

Course description:

The ancient Greeks developed scientific theories that were influential for over a thousand years. Their worldview was different from ours, but they sought to explain some of the same phenomena that we grapple with today.  In this course, we’ll study ancient Greek theories and methodologies in physics, astronomy, mathematics, meteorology, cosmology, astrology, and geography.  No prior training in philosophy, classics, math, or science is necessary.

Instructor: Jacqueline Feke

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TA opportunity

We are looking for TAs for a new course, STV 208: Artificial Intelligence & Society.

These concerns include historical determinism, automation, surveillance, regulation, equity, fairness, and robo-ethics.  An overview will be provided on these issues as they arise in areas such as commerce, education, finance, journalism, law, literature, healthcare, transportation, warfare, and work.  
This course is a non-technical one—no background in AI is assumed or required.

If you are interested and qualified, please contact Wendy Stocker before the end of Wednesday, Dec. 8.  Thanks!