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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: 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: Edgar M

16 окт. 2022 г.

marvelous! thanks to teacher Susan.

автор: Mariano C

7 мая 2021 г.

Thanks a lot. I want be phiolosopher

автор: Laura M P

1 мая 2020 г.

Excellent! Complete and interesting!

автор: Abdulmalik M M

9 июля 2016 г.

Good. I've learned a lot. Thank you.

автор: Michelle A

19 авг. 2020 г.

What a fantastic course! Thank you.

автор: Shikha D

6 июля 2017 г.

Awesome course! Highly recommended.

автор: Jean B C

15 мар. 2016 г.

Excellent course and really useful!

автор: Jibran T

25 февр. 2016 г.

Profound and thoroughly insightful.

автор: Theodore M

30 мая 2016 г.

well structured and well presented

автор: Gabriel S

13 дек. 2021 г.

5 Star Professor, 5 Star Course.

автор: Prashant S S

2 мая 2019 г.

Very nice and informative course

автор: Saeed E

21 сент. 2021 г.

amazing lectures and materials

автор: Joanna C

18 окт. 2017 г.

Well paced, interesting course

автор: Shirley K

30 июля 2020 г.

such a fun course.! thank you

автор: Talha R

9 сент. 2019 г.

Amazing course, enlightening.

автор: Dragutin R

20 окт. 2017 г.

Just what I needed.

Thank you.

автор: Kuznichenko S

14 мая 2020 г.

I am glad study this course!

автор: jennifer c

11 февр. 2017 г.

Engaging and well presented.

автор: MANUEL A K M

29 мая 2020 г.

Muy buen curso, excelente

автор: Edwin K

13 июля 2016 г.

Good introductory course.

автор: Petervan

10 апр. 2022 г.

Ohh gee, It's so perfect

автор: Varya F

12 сент. 2021 г.

Love her presentation!!!

автор: Nikolaos S

3 февр. 2021 г.

Very interesting course!