We’ll be using Bertrand Russel‘s “A History of Western Philosophy” as our main reference text. Although the book gives the history of philosophy (in broad strokes), the book itself is history, not philosophy. So I’ll be giving additional readings, most usually articles or chapters of books that can be found online, along with other media (like YouTube or PodCasts).
We’ll follow Russell’s general outline, and move from ancient philosophy up to the modern era. This week we’ll just have a short introduction, and then we’ll be moving onto Greek philosophy next week, starting with the pre-Socratics.