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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....



Mar 09, 2016

Good intro to early Greek philosophy. Dr Meyer has a simple and subtly humorous approach to the material. Dr Meyer makes the subject approachable so that the student wants to do further reading.


Apr 02, 2019

I was always wanted to know things on Ancient Philosophy, This course has an over all understanding for Plato's work and his students with their different prospective on him and his philosophy.


Ancient Philosophy: Plato & His Predecessors: 126 - 150 / 219 レビュー

by Georgina M G

Jun 19, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable. Great course! Thank you.


Feb 18, 2016

Interesting, well taught, and enjoyable course!

by Kazumasa S

Apr 13, 2016

Well produced videos and informative lectures.

by cecilia l

Jan 18, 2017

Great course. I enjoyed it very much. Thanks.

by Thomas O

Nov 02, 2016

Quick overview, but very interesting course.

by Sohini B

Feb 21, 2016

The lectures are excellent and interesting.

by Maksim O

Mar 15, 2016

An excellent introduction for beginners!

by Fiona w

Nov 04, 2019

I liked everything but the maths parts!

by Greg V

Apr 26, 2016

amazing course , really enjoying this !

by Kormpakis K

Jun 28, 2016

Very interesting and helpful subject.

by Abdulmalik M M

Jul 09, 2016

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

by Shikha D

Jul 06, 2017

Awesome course! Highly recommended.

by Jean B C

Mar 15, 2016

Excellent course and really useful!

by Jibran T

Feb 25, 2016

Profound and thoroughly insightful.

by Theodore M

May 30, 2016

well structured and well presented

by Prashant S S

May 03, 2019

Very nice and informative course

by Joanna C

Oct 18, 2017

Well paced, interesting course

by Talha R

Sep 09, 2019

Amazing course, enlightening.

by Dragutin R

Oct 20, 2017

Just what I needed.

Thank you.

by jennifer c

Feb 11, 2017

Engaging and well presented.

by Edwin K

Jul 13, 2016

Good introductory course.

by Saikat B

Aug 08, 2019

Clear and comprehensive.

by Sumantra G

Nov 28, 2016

It's an awesome course

by Samuel F S

May 12, 2018

Excellent instructor!

by Anastasia D D

Feb 25, 2016