Ancient Egyptian Philosophy

Explore the ancient Egyptian philosophical world-view using both literature and visual media. Examine the evolution of classical Egyptian cosmology, theories of human identity and ethics, psychology, and time and space. This course is designed to be accessible to everyone, and no prior knowledge of the subject matter is needed. 

MICHAEL GRIFFIN, PhD, is an associate professor in the Departments of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies and Philosophy at UBC. His doctoral research at the University of Oxford focused on ancient thought. He is the current producer of Ancient Sources, a series of podcasts and Internet resources showcasing UBC research into the ancient world and its modern legacy. He is also joint general editor of the Ancient Commentators translation project, and Professor-in-Residence at UBC's Totem Park residence. He is particularly interested in the practice of philosophical education (paideia) in late antiquity, and the role that philosophy – ancient and modern – can play in cultivating public citizenship and human flourishing. Professor Griffin’s personal website can be found at

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