Jan 08, 2016
One of the best professors i've ever come across! If the teacher is so passionate about the subject material as well as conveying the ideas, the course will be excellent. This is one of those courses.
Aug 02, 2019
It was a fabulous journey, and brought me so much nearer to the great minds of the 18th and especially the 19th century, reading original texts, and listening to Prof Roth's wonderful interpretations.
by Alexandra L•
Oct 16, 2015
Prof. Roth has covered a great many schools of philosophical thought...which, in turn, as driven me to look up more information out of curiosity. He takes an often-difficult course of study, and makes it not only easier, but makes it enjoyable.
by frank t•
Oct 18, 2015
Was a learning course. Ben learned more about the treatment time. I simultaneously following a different course on art: Gogh History of Impressionism which was about the same period.
Regards Frank Terpoorten
by Chris R•
May 19, 2020
Great course. As stated in the title this is very much a part one and lays the foundations for the topic by looking at the enlightenment and build up to modernity, which are covered in more detail in part 2.
by Patricia M•
Oct 02, 2015
Very interesting lectures. I found this to be a very good learning opportunity. The professor has a very good grasp of his topic.
by Tobias G•
Oct 12, 2015
The presentation of Kant's philosophy is quite inaccurate. All in all, though, this is a great course!
by Uttam S•
May 17, 2017
Great course! Writing assignments were really helpful.
by Warren C•
Jan 25, 2019
Fascinating overview of what 'Modern' might mean.
by Richard B•
Sep 04, 2015
though the flow of ideologies eventually became distinguishable, the comments on the several artists and philosophers noted were woefully uninformed and inadequate, even distorted, and the professor's eventual humming and hawing, irritating in the extreme, suggested that he was not at all prepared for his lectures - the final presentation of paintings without commentary at all was thus both a relief from his indecision and, at all of twenty minutes, an outrageous waste of time having left all of these however masterful works without any appreciable context
by İLKİN B•
Oct 20, 2015
On scientific and philosophical reflections there are unbalanced focusing and biased approach to Enlightenment tradition of thoughts and Utilitarions views in particular, on the very contrary to what Prof. Shapiro explains in his MOOC "Moral Foundations of Politics".
May 07, 2020
by Andressa C•
Sep 14, 2015
It's a little annoying, because the videos are the same all the time... but the professor is very good, he knows so much about filosofy!
by Glenn O•
Jun 23, 2016
Only average. Much is said, little information delivered.
by Nicholas K•
Mar 01, 2016
Interesting start to week 1, looking forward to week 2.
by Sang Y D•
Mar 25, 2016
I advice NOT to take this course.
Why: the professor is never there to read your assignments. He leaves that totally to other students like yourself, to grade your written assignments, and, they do not read and give you a RANDOM grade in 2 seconds.
Don't take it, you will waste sooo much time on this one.
by Michael N R•
Jun 13, 2016
Not as advertized and way too much peer rating stuff--we do all the work the instructor does little or none--too much peer raqting stuff which I despise. And there seems to be no way to un-enroll.
by Paul M•
Apr 20, 2017
Only one star as it was not made clear you could also get 1/5 points in assignments noted as ties but no further explanation. I don't think I will bother with part 2
by Deleted A•
Aug 08, 2020