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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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AA

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: 李晨竞

26 мар. 2016 г.

讲得很好,特别能启发思考~

автор: Robert T R

26 окт. 2020 г.

great course

автор: Chandan k

22 июня 2020 г.

very good...

автор: mukesh c

29 мар. 2019 г.

great course

автор: Phoebe

28 февр. 2017 г.

Good course!

автор: Oky T S

30 авг. 2016 г.

Impressive !

автор: Paddy B

18 мая 2020 г.

Good Course

автор: Jems L

30 дек. 2019 г.

Love it !!!

автор: Matías I V N

29 июня 2019 г.

good choise

автор: Nancy M

18 апр. 2019 г.

outstanding

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2 апр. 2016 г.

excellent !

автор: Anália L S d M

22 апр. 2020 г.

EXCELLENT!

автор: Juan S G P

19 сент. 2018 г.

Excellent!

автор: Paccelli Z

4 мая 2017 г.

Excellent!

автор: Laís L

19 янв. 2017 г.

Excelente!

автор: 王雨嘉

10 июля 2016 г.

Wonderful.

автор: Ernesto F

7 мая 2021 г.

Excelente

автор: Theo S C

18 окт. 2020 г.

excelente

автор: Abdulaziz S B

13 дек. 2019 г.

Excellent

автор: Charlotta R ( b l

10 июня 2016 г.

Loved it!

автор: Achilleas F

3 июня 2020 г.

Amazing

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10 окт. 2022 г.

lindo

автор: Muna A

23 апр. 2019 г.

Thanks