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What is philosophy? How does it differ from science, religion, and other modes of human discourse? This course traces the origins of philosophy in the Western tradition in the thinkers of Ancient Greece. We begin with the Presocratic natural philosophers who were active in Ionia in the 6th century BCE and are also credited with being the first scientists. Thales, Anaximander, and Anaximines made bold proposals about the ultimate constituents of reality, while Heraclitus insisted that there is an underlying order to the changing world. Parmenides of Elea formulated a powerful objection to all these proposals, while later Greek theorists (such as Anaxagoras and the atomist Democritus) attempted to answer that objection. In fifth-century Athens, Socrates insisted on the importance of the fundamental ethical question—“How shall I live?”—and his pupil, Plato, and Plato’s pupil, Aristotle, developed elaborate philosophical systems to explain the nature of reality, knowledge, and human happiness. After the death of Aristotle, in the Hellenistic period, Epicureans and Stoics developed and transformed that earlier tradition. We will study the major doctrines of all these thinkers. Part I will cover Plato and his predecessors. Part II will cover Aristotle and his successors....
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Aristotle’s Categories

Aristotle’s anti-Platonic metaphysics: the ultimate realities are ordinary objects of our experience, like people and animals. Each of these is a substances, the most fundamental type of being....
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6 видео (всего 49 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video6 видео
Introduction to Aristotle5мин
Subjects and Predicates8мин
Universals and Particulars8мин
Substance and Subject11мин
Subjects of Change8мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Aristotle's Categories10мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Subjects and Predicates10мин
Substances & Subjects10мин

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Aristotle's Natural Philosophy

Natural substances have matter and form, and natural processes are goal-directed. Every living thing, plants and animals included, has a soul that moves it....
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6 видео (всего 57 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 3 тестов
Video6 видео
Nature12мин
Is Form or Matter Nature?5мин
The Four Causes10мин
Natural Teleology10мин
Soul As Cause8мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Aristotle's Physics10мин
Aristotle's On the Soul10мин
Quiz3 практического упражнения
Change & Nature6мин
Causes in Nature10мин
Aristotelian Souls4мин

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Aristotle's Ethics

The motion of the universe is eternal and its cause is an eternal unmoved mover, Aristotle’s god. Our goal in life is to achieve happiness, which comes in two varieties: the human happiness we achieve by exercising the virtues of character, and the godlike happiness we achieve when we grasp eternal truths....
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9 видео (всего 83 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video9 видео
The First Mover of the Cosmos9мин
The Unmoved Mover10мин
The Goal of Life7мин
What Are You Doing With Your Life?6мин
Happiness and Living Well9мин
Pleasure and the Human Function9мин
Virtue of Character8мин
Godlike Virtue10мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Aristotle's Metaphysics10мин
Aristotle's Ethics10мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
The Unmoved Mover10мин
Aristotle's Ethics10мин

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Epicureanism

Epicureans return to the atomism of Democritus, and find no purpose in nature. Philosophy is a therapeutic practice that removes fear and anxiety and provides us with the tranquility (ataraxia) of the gods....
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8 видео (всего 66 мин.), 4 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video8 видео
Nature and the Gods9мин
Therapeutic Philosophy9мин
Death Is Nothing To Us6мин
What's Wrong With Death?7мин
Ataraxia8мин
Restricting Desire7мин
Enduring Pain8мин
Reading4 материала для самостоятельного изучения
The Letter to Menoeceus10мин
The Letter of Epicurus to Herodotus10мин
On the nature of the gods10мин
Principal Doctrines10мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Gods and Death8мин
Pleasure and Pain12мин
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автор: DVAug 19th 2016

Very much enjoyed this course. Some areas were a review but in others I was able to gain a great deal of new insight into the philosophies that were covered. Many Thanks!

автор: NKJul 13th 2017

Absolutely amazing course. Very excellent teacher. She is eloquent, knowledgable and effective at teaching. The only sad part is that she only has 2 courses on Coursera.

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Susan Sauvé Meyer

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Department of Philosophy

О University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

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