Welcome to this website devoted to the teaching of ancient philosophy. These pages result from a research project undertaken for the Philosophy and Religious Studies subject centre of the Learning and Teaching Support Network (PRS-LTSN), based at the University of Leeds (see acknowledgements / about the author). Much of the material in this site has also been used in an article entitled 'Teaching Ancient Philosophy', available as a PDF file, which includes further notes and references not included in this online version.
UPDATE: These pages were written in 2002. Please read the 2008 Update.
For Whom is this Website Intended?
The project out of which this website delevoped was principally concerned with pedagogical issues specific to the teaching of ancient philosophy to students of philosophy at University level. Thus these pages are primarily directed towards academic staff based in philosophy departments who teach ancient philosophy. However, some of the material here may be of interest to those who teach ancient philosophy to students of classics.
One will also find here a collection of online resources, including an index of ancient philosophical texts and a chronology of ancient philosophers with hyperlinks to online encyclopedia articles. These are designed as resources to which teachers may want to direct students, and so students of ancient philosophy may also find some of the material in this site helpful. As online and distance learning develops further, these resources may also be useful to teachers and students who rely more heavily upon online teaching materials.
These resources are designed to be used. Feel free to copy the relevant pages (or sections of HTML) of links or texts and include them in your own website if you prefer (a brief credit mentioning the original source would be appreciated). If you discover out of date links or additional material worth including here then please contact me. Although the original research project has finished, I hope to update these resources at regular intervals.
This site was created by Dr John Sellars for the PRS-LTSN, 2002.