Learning Objectives

  1. Compare the Milesians choices of primordial substances.
  2. Discuss Heraclitus’ statement about the impossibility of stepping into the same river twice.
  3. Explain why it is not possible to be penalized for a touchdown in American football and how that is like one of Zeno’s paradoxes.
  4. Appraise the need for empty space in Democritus’ atomic theory.
  5. Illustrate an example of relativism using the dimension of too hot or too cold.
  6. Contrast how Plato and Aristotle might think about cats.
  7. Identify some of the hallmarks of an ascetic lifestyle.
  8. Formulate a propositional logic statement where both propositions must be true.
  9. Defend the Epicureans retreat into a garden as a way of achieving tranquility in their lives.