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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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2020年4月18日

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.

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2020年7月26日

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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by Paul A A

2019年9月15日

Well done. A little superficial, but a great start.

by Gustavo A G A

2017年5月15日

Buena maestra, gran contenido y muy bien explicado.

by George J B

2016年5月15日

Excellent delivery of rather interesting material!

by Itamar F

2021年2月13日

Excellent! Loved the lectures by professor Susan.

by Valentina P M

2020年5月25日

Pretty good explanations and methods of teaching.

by Julio C R C

2020年8月25日

Me parece excelente los contenidos de este curso

by Georgina M M

2017年6月19日

Thoroughly enjoyable. Great course! Thank you.

by Shana R

2020年5月18日

Good content to use for my lSAC exam. Thank you

by JOHN Q

2016年2月18日

Interesting, well taught, and enjoyable course!

by Kazumasa S

2016年4月13日

Well produced videos and informative lectures.

by luz s r

2020年5月28日

I really liked the ancient philosophy course.

by cecilia l

2017年1月18日

Great course. I enjoyed it very much. Thanks.

by Emil

2020年12月29日

Very interesting for an introductory course.

by yodhin a

2020年6月13日

i really enjoyed learning about these things

by Thomas O

2016年11月2日

Quick overview, but very interesting course.

by Sohini B

2016年2月21日

The lectures are excellent and interesting.

by Andrea G d l T E

2020年5月26日

Concise videos and interesting reflections

by Pedro I d L S

2021年9月23日

Great and very didactic for a 1st course!

by Hercules C

2021年3月10日

Excellent! Well structured an presented.

by Maksim O

2016年3月15日

An excellent introduction for beginners!

by Fiona w

2019年11月4日

I liked everything but the maths parts!

by Greg V

2016年4月26日

amazing course , really enjoying this !

by Raquel E

2020年5月15日

Philosophy is logic. Logic is needed!

by Kormpakis K

2016年6月28日

Very interesting and helpful subject.

by Mariano C

2021年5月7日

Thanks a lot. I want be phiolosopher