Sep 02, 2015
I thoroughly enjoyed this course and find that it encouragingly sets some directions, and of course, raises my excitement for further study into some of the different fields of philosophy. Thank you.
Oct 08, 2015
Great explanations that is broken down with examples for understanding. Quizzes test for your understanding of the topic rather than just the textbook explanations. Challenging and thought revoking.
by SATYAJIT V K•
May 20, 2020
Very informative & thought-provoking content.
I personally liked module on the philosophy of mind & time travel.
Truly, the contents of this course can serve as building blocks for any learner to develop his research work.
by Alok T•
Jan 04, 2016
It's a great introduction to the variety of philosophical topics, being introductory it just scratches the surface though. Could be made more interesting, but nonetheless a good course to get started with philosophy.
by Nicholas V•
Aug 29, 2017
I understand it is an introductory course, but I would have appreciated more and more in-depth discussions of the topics brought up. This made me aware of some historical questions but I am eager to dig in further.
by Himal k•
May 01, 2020
Thank you very much for this cousera.this is moving from a fixed Midwest to learning Midwest with Coursera even if I don't know sometimes,I can learn it.thats a Life change Coursera...thank u very much
by Risto M•
Jan 27, 2017
Where is the course discussion forum? It definitely needs one!
Why was determinism taken as granted in the lectures? It is a highly disputed topic which undermines most of the free will arguments that were shown.
by Samuel S•
Mar 05, 2016
Very good introduction to philosophy. The amount of work and care that was used to create this course is clearly visible in the videos with the speakers, backgrounds, video and sound quality. Thanks very much!
by Jialiang P•
Aug 31, 2017
The course design is not well-structured because the questions embedded in the lecture may turn out not to be in agreement with the videos.
Other than that, I find this course overall enlightening and useful.
by David S•
Sep 29, 2017
Excellent introduction to philosophy! At least in my mind. Interesting topics: free will, moral obligation in a society, etc. Good presenters with good examples and arguments/counter arguments. Very pleased.
by christopher l s•
Sep 25, 2015
I enjoyed this course immensely. I wanted to gain a general idea of what the science or belief behind Philosophy was. This course gave me just that. A good over view of the subjects and the ideas behind it.
by Aloke N P•
Dec 02, 2015
Classes were interesting apart from a bit of pronunciation problem to understand the professors, I guess the course was informative and lays down a foundation for thinking about the wider problems around.
by Mahmoud A•
Nov 28, 2019
Great content, it's an eye-opener that makes me see the big spectrum of philosophical topics that are discussed during the course. I'm looking forward to learning more about philosophy and human history.
by Paul B•
Jun 03, 2019
As a complete novice I struggled at times with the content and my understanding of the topics being taught, but its important to not only listen and watch the video's but to also read the extra material.
by Kramer K•
Feb 10, 2017
Fun, informative course that doesn't take too much time. I would suggest it for people who are new to learning Philosophy, because it may be too simple for people with a decent knowledge of philosophy.
by Piyathida C•
May 02, 2020
I gain a lot of knowledge about philosophy through this course. Until I ask myself after finishing, do I really know anything? Or I didn't know anything at all? HAHAHA! GREAT COURSE! Thank you so much!
by Nishtha A•
May 10, 2020
The course can be considered enriching and fulfilling for the curious soul. It can get monotonous at times but with firm determination one can gain a new sense of perception and thought from it.
by Nymoom S•
May 16, 2020
I enjoyed the course a bit. But in middle i got stuck for some lectures which were designed in a bit difficult way to understand. Otherwise the rest of the materials were great. Learnt a Lot!
by Ming E L•
Dec 18, 2019
Abstract thinking and questioning of what we do know versus what is unknown to us. There isn't precise answers to everything but the exploration is what matters. Think, think and think again.
by Jonás H•
May 05, 2017
Excelente curso y maestros, solo recomendar que hay videos que no están traducidos al español creo que son 3, y que los exámenes no estén en español afecta mucho el desempeño. Pero muy bien,
by Divyadarshan C•
Jan 31, 2016
It was very interesting and of great relevance to many aspect of my fields of interest. They even had a special lecture on the philosophy of time travel that was a cherry on top of the cake!
May 18, 2020
I really like the course and contents are very interesting, but tricky sometimes to understand. Unfortunately I've got to de enroll due to new work commitment but will try and rejoin later.
by Alan A S•
Jan 14, 2016
Very interesting but the video ended abruptly when I was expecting a question. There appears to be no link to the next part of the course. I would have found a facility to rewind helpful.
by Rubin S•
Jul 08, 2017
Super good course. The course gives a birds' eye view of philosophy, various substrata of thinking within the field and really gave me a deeper understanding of what philosophy is about.
by Muhannad Z•
Jun 02, 2017
I was not too much interested in Philosophy, but I really enjoyed some parts of this course. It has been conducted in a simple way with keeping the reach content. Thank you very much!
by Christopher L•
Mar 30, 2016
Very well done. Most of the instructors use introductory language and do not refer to advanced theories, philosophies, and philosophers with which students may not be familiar.
by David E•
Apr 20, 2016
The course material is mostly good if a bit basic at times. If the notes went a little more in depth, or the suggested resources were a little less bulky, it would be 5 stars.