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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.

NM

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: areaba s

17 мая 2020 г.

It was a wonderful journey of 4 weeks of learning.

Thanks to the Greek legends and Professor Susan.

автор: Yifei W

18 авг. 2019 г.

Really love this course! Very comprehensive coverage of Plato's theories and significant works. :)

автор: Oscar D

18 янв. 2018 г.

Beautiful course. It made me inquire about things like I never did before. I enjoyed It very much.

автор: Mandhir S

22 мар. 2021 г.

Very nicely done by the Instructor. Just the correct amount of rigor for an introductory course.

автор: Sajid K

17 июня 2020 г.

I really enjoyed doing this course! Loved the way the instructor explained complex ideas simply.

автор: Monica B

1 июня 2020 г.

I have learned a lot about Plato and the philosophers who came before him. Thank you very much!

автор: Eduardo S P

11 мар. 2016 г.

I really enjoyed this course, the topics were fascinating and the explanations were very clear.

автор: Stephen B

4 дек. 2020 г.

The thoughtful and meticulous videos provided significant insight into the reading materials.

автор: marc g

14 апр. 2020 г.

Very comprehensive yet digestible! I never felt bored and always thought that I was learning.

автор: Fogan A

6 апр. 2020 г.

A very good course that I really enjoy! thanks Coursera & Team and University of Pennsylvania

автор: George C M

24 мар. 2016 г.

Well structured course that gives an excellent background to the basis of ancient philosophy.

автор: Charles E M

8 мая 2018 г.

The Professor is quite interesting and this is the second course I have taken under her lead

автор: Carl A

7 авг. 2020 г.

This course served as an avenue for me to improve especially in terms of reading texts. :)

автор: Cees O

29 мар. 2020 г.

I was impressed by the quality of the teachings and especially the instructor: excellent!!

автор: Dimitris P

31 авг. 2016 г.

An excellent introductory course to Plato. Gave me great insights to his works. Thank you!

автор: 18_12TH2_Bùi M N

28 нояб. 2021 г.

Excellent course that provides a comprehensive view on Plato's Ancient Philosophy.

автор: Juan L P B

24 февр. 2019 г.

Aprendí mucho con éste curso recomendable para quien se interese por la filosofía.

автор: Jessica D O F

18 мая 2020 г.

El curso es muy bueno, te ayuda a entender conceptos tan básicos sobre filosofía

автор: Sergey A

13 мая 2018 г.

Short but well thought and coincide class for Plato and presocratics philosophy.

автор: Ankur K B K D

7 авг. 2020 г.

Very thankful to Dr Meyers and team for this course. She's a brilliant speaker.

автор: Paul C

8 мар. 2017 г.

Excellent. Clear and accessible explanation of the Plato's forms and shadows.

автор: Rense L

30 мар. 2016 г.

Excellent professor, good presentation. Some quizzes are too short, really ...

автор: mansurni a

16 мар. 2016 г.

awesome course

from this course i understand deeper about philosophy of greece

автор: Deleted A

1 янв. 2018 г.

This course is very informative and it is my first time applying this course.

автор: Leon H

26 авг. 2020 г.

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