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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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18 апр. 2020 г.

Excellent course. This course has opened up ancient philosophy to me and made it accessible. I feel I have finished the course a good understanding of such keys texts as Plato's Republic and Timaeus.


26 июля 2020 г.

I have never studied Philosophy before at school or on my own, but Professor Meyer made it very clear, interesting and fascinating for me to understand. Following this course has been a pleasure!

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автор: Armida S

18 июня 2020 г.

It was sufficiently comprehensive for a complex period of time.

автор: Garry S

1 мая 2019 г.

Fantastic course. Great content. Just what I was looking for!

автор: Deleted A

3 мая 2021 г.

It's very interesting. I sure I will continue with Aristotle.

автор: Stephen W

8 мар. 2017 г.

Wonderful course! Can't wait to start Part 2 of the series...

автор: Angelo G M B

8 окт. 2020 г.

Me pareció fascinante, sorprendente y totalmente apasionante

автор: Ola K

22 окт. 2017 г.

This is the foundation to most, if not all, modern thinking.

автор: Arijit D

2 апр. 2016 г.

Excellent course, a brief survey of pre-Socratic philosophy.

автор: Sabrina M

13 мая 2021 г.

This course is very good and the teacher is clear and nice.

автор: David M H Q

14 нояб. 2020 г.

Ha sido un curso estupendo, deseando de empezar el segundo.

автор: Amy X

7 авг. 2020 г.

this course is a great gift for the world that is in crisis

автор: Vivek C S

29 мар. 2016 г.

Very well delivered and an Enriching learning experience...

автор: Warren D W

9 окт. 2021 г.

Enlightening to say the least. Challenging but rewarding!

автор: Alexandru T

21 апр. 2020 г.

Wonderful introduction to the world of ancient philosophy!

автор: Natalia G

21 мар. 2019 г.

Clear course to get introduced into ancient philosophers.

автор: Matias J

25 апр. 2020 г.

An amazing trip throughout the ancient greek philosophy.

автор: Rene M

30 сент. 2022 г.

Great lectures! This course gave me great knowledge!!!

автор: Warley R

30 окт. 2016 г.

Great course, excellent curriculum and teaching method.

автор: Najib A A A A

12 авг. 2020 г.

This course is very important to understand the living

автор: CHANTE C C

9 июня 2020 г.

Very wholesome experience studying Ancient Philosophy!

автор: Jary v B

7 мар. 2016 г.

Excellent teacher. Great introduction into philosophy.

автор: Steffen W

29 мая 2020 г.

fantastic course, very well explained and structured!

автор: Juvenal N

23 апр. 2020 г.

Excellent course and tutor! Highly recommended! AAA++

автор: Jacob

24 окт. 2019 г.

Very well spoken outline of Greek philosophy. Thanks.

автор: Priya B

2 авг. 2020 г.

Excellent content and very well explained/delivered.

автор: Andrew F

29 июня 2020 г.

Wonderful explication of Plato and his predecessors.