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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: Leon H

26 авг. 2020 г.

A good introduction to the way of thinking of Plao and his contemporairies..

автор: 王若寒

13 сент. 2016 г.

A systematic and informative course to start with ancient Greek philosophy.

автор: Deleted A

16 апр. 2016 г.

This is one of my top three favorite courses I've taken on Coursera so far!

автор: Niran R

22 апр. 2020 г.

I loved the delivery, content and brevity to keep me interested throughout

автор: Dave

19 февр. 2018 г.

Great course led by an impassioned professor. Looking forward to part two!

автор: Shikhar

15 мар. 2016 г.

An excellent platform for attaining "wisdom" in its rawest form...Love it!

автор: Levan K

10 мар. 2016 г.

Great introduction to ancient philosophy. Now we need an advanced course!

автор: Christiana T M

8 апр. 2021 г.

Fabulous!!!! Susan kept classes interesting and also with broad content.

автор: Torsten P

16 нояб. 2020 г.

Brilliant course, wish I had learned some of this in school or college

автор: Nguyen T T K

19 янв. 2017 г.

This course sucessfully introduced me to acient philosophy. I love it!

автор: Saúl A

30 янв. 2017 г.

This is a very interesting and complete course. Totally recomendable.

автор: Mary S

14 июня 2017 г.

Fascinating and explained very clearly. The professor is excellent.

автор: Eshwar K

11 апр. 2021 г.

I like the way you guys are designed the program Thanks to Coursera

автор: ANA S A

1 июня 2020 г.

It is a great course. Keeps you thinking and looking to go further.

автор: Ilya K

10 мар. 2016 г.

One of the best structured intro course on Plato and pre-socratics.

автор: yohana a

16 апр. 2021 г.

Excellent course, great teacher and material. Highly recommended!!

автор: Lenka G B

1 окт. 2020 г.

Muy buen curso, excelente profesora. Es claro y logra profundidad.

автор: michelle

2 мая 2020 г.

Really interesting, the lectures were calm and enjoyable, thanks

автор: Vinicius S

23 апр. 2018 г.

Is Great, step by step i learn more and more without this course.

автор: Kenny S

2 февр. 2018 г.

Awesome Instructor added to my knowledge in Philosophy.Thank you.

автор: Don C

1 мар. 2021 г.

An introductory course that will awaken your philosophical mind.

автор: Anna,Androvitsanea

11 авг. 2016 г.

An excellent introduction to the world of Plato and its origins.

автор: Dieter P

13 дек. 2020 г.

Content, structure and delivery of this course are outstanding.

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!