1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
9 units of first level topics
Enrolment not permitted
PHIL2605 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic aims to explore the fundamental significance of the city of Alexandria in the establishment of the Western Culture and civilisation. More specifically the topic examines the foundation of the city of Alexandria and its history; the creation of the famous Alexandrian Library and the development of sciences, philosophy, etc, where Greek, Egyptian and Roman cultures interacted and communicated with one another.
Educational aims
This topic aims to provide insights into the establishment and the history of the first metropolis and the first cosmopolitan centre of the world: Alexandria and the impact this had on various areas of learning and religion.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Argue using their historical knowledge about the foundation of the western culture and civilization

  2. Discuss the hybridity of our culture and civilization as a synthesis based on Greek, Hebrew and Roman traditions

  3. Combine historical, philosophical, religious and aesthetic knowledge to critically assess current issues in these areas.