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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: Paul A A

15 сент. 2019 г.

Well done. A little superficial, but a great start.

автор: Gustavo A G A

15 мая 2017 г.

Buena maestra, gran contenido y muy bien explicado.

автор: George J B

15 мая 2016 г.

Excellent delivery of rather interesting material!

автор: Itamar F

13 февр. 2021 г.

Excellent! Loved the lectures by professor Susan.

автор: Valentina P M

25 мая 2020 г.

Pretty good explanations and methods of teaching.

автор: Julio C R C

25 авг. 2020 г.

Me parece excelente los contenidos de este curso

автор: Georgina M M

19 июня 2017 г.

Thoroughly enjoyable. Great course! Thank you.

автор: Shana R

18 мая 2020 г.

Good content to use for my lSAC exam. Thank you

автор: JOHN Q

18 февр. 2016 г.

Interesting, well taught, and enjoyable course!

автор: Kazumasa S

13 апр. 2016 г.

Well produced videos and informative lectures.

автор: luz s r

28 мая 2020 г.

I really liked the ancient philosophy course.

автор: cecilia l

18 янв. 2017 г.

Great course. I enjoyed it very much. Thanks.

автор: Emil

29 дек. 2020 г.

Very interesting for an introductory course.

автор: yodhin a

13 июня 2020 г.

i really enjoyed learning about these things

автор: Thomas O

2 нояб. 2016 г.

Quick overview, but very interesting course.

автор: Sohini B

21 февр. 2016 г.

The lectures are excellent and interesting.

автор: Andrea G d l T E

26 мая 2020 г.

Concise videos and interesting reflections

автор: Pedro I d L S

23 сент. 2021 г.

Great and very didactic for a 1st course!

автор: Hercules C

10 мар. 2021 г.

Excellent! Well structured an presented.

автор: Maksim O

15 мар. 2016 г.

An excellent introduction for beginners!

автор: Fiona w

4 нояб. 2019 г.

I liked everything but the maths parts!

автор: Greg V

26 апр. 2016 г.

amazing course , really enjoying this !

автор: Raquel E

15 мая 2020 г.

Philosophy is logic. Logic is needed!

автор: Kormpakis K

28 июня 2016 г.

Very interesting and helpful subject.

автор: Mariano C

7 мая 2021 г.

Thanks a lot. I want be phiolosopher