Golden Age of Greeks


  1. The LIFE of Athens [video]
  2. Aristotle (The Great Grandfather of all Science)
  3. Words and Entelechy: potentiality turned into actuality
  4. Plato (The Great Grandfather of all philosophy)
  5. Thoughts and Forms
  6. Aristarchus and heliocentricism [video]
  7. Elements [article]
  8. Archimedes density and lever[videos]
  9. Greek construction/ engineering[video]
  10. Hippocrates and the Four humors and the Oath [article]
    • Melancholic people are despondent and gloomy.
    • Choleric people are bad-tempered.
    • Sanguine people are courageous, hopeful, and amorous.
    • Phlegmatic people are calm, cool, and unemotional.


  • The Quiz is drawn from the Assigned Reading listed below
  • You must obtain a 70% on the quiz to pass it.


Assigned On-Time Reading for On-Time papers and quiz

  • None assigned yet

Assigned LATE Reading for late papers

  • None assigned yet

Other Readings

    ONE of these will be the assigned reading for the week's quiz and on-time paper. Another one will be the assigned reading for the late papers. All of these may be on the Final Exam aka the Final Boss Fight.
  1. NIH article on Positive Emotions and Your Health
  2. Hippocrates and the Four humors and the Oath [article]

Writing Assignment

Writing Rubric

ON-TIME Writing Assignment

    If the assignment will be turned in at the start of class on the Schedule's due date, do the following assignment
  • None assigned yet

LATE Writing Assignment

    If the assignment will be turned in after the start of class on the Schedule's due date, do the following assignment
  • None assigned yet

Possible Writing Assignments

    One of the following will be the assigned writing for the week.
  1. Pop pysch fun and the four humors.
    • The "experiment":
    • Use this quiz four times.
    • Once, you take it.
    • Twice, have someone who knows you well (friend or family) take it.
    • Third, you take the quiz but answer AS IF you are that same close someone.
    • Fourth, have that same close person take the quiz AS IF they are you.
    • The paper:
    • In a 100-200 words, discuss the similarities and differences of the two about you and the two about your close one. paste the quiz results as screenshots.
    • Write another 200-300 words about the many "yous" (child, teen, late teen, 20something, etc) throughout your life. Use the language of the four humors and discuss transitional experiences/times with examples.
    • Discuss the NIH article in the language of the four humors.
  2. In 300-500 words, discuss close ones around you (use pseudonyms!) in the context of potentiality and actuality.
    • Think of their lives along these ""extremes"
    • limited potentiality (the inability to have as much potentiality as others)
    • limited actuality (the inability to express potentiality into actuality)
    • Intentional closed potentiality (aka, aggressively ignorant)
    • Expressive potentiality (the desire to actualize: to know and learn more)
  3. Write a 21st century Oath.
    • According to the above Livescience article "Many of today's physicians believe the oath is inadequate to address today's economic, political and social challenges — for example, legalized abortion, physician-assisted suicide and other practices that were unheard of in Hippocrates' time"
    • Add to that list newer medical and societal concerns such as the legalization of marijuana and recent studies in the efficacy of psilocybin research.
    • Consider the near-future of other medical ethical concerns: chip implants, enhancements through prosthesis, backing up the brain onto harddrives.
    • we live in a much more thrilling and dangerous world than Hippocrates': sky diving, free-climbing, racing of all varieties, advanced militaries and weapons, and thousands of other dangerous hobbies and professions. If the oath says prevention is better than curing, shouldn't doctors be against anything that draws us out of a safe, bubble wrap lifestyle?
    • Write an oath of LESS than 200 words that covers ALL of the past, present, and future medical/ethical concerns. (By comparison, the oath in the articles is 340 words long.)
    • After the oath, write 200 to 400 words explaining the ideals in your oath.

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