Chevron Left
Retour à Ancient Philosophy: Aristotle and His Successors

Avis et commentaires pour d'étudiants pour Ancient Philosophy: Aristotle and His Successors par Université de Pennsylvanie

644 évaluations
185 avis

À propos du cours

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....

Meilleurs avis

10 janv. 2021

This is an excellent course. The lecturer presents the material very clearly, carefully bringing out what is at stake in the views and arguments of the Greek thinkers and schools she considers.

25 avr. 2019

Excellent course, Pr. Sauvé-Meyer keeps the material very engaging, and makes it very clear and easily accessible. Knowing how difficult the original texts are sometimes, this is very valuable.

Filtrer par :

76 - 100 sur 184 Avis pour Ancient Philosophy: Aristotle and His Successors


25 mai 2020

I think that this course is very useful. It helped me understanding several topics of ancient greek philosophy.

par Kayhan A

9 mai 2020

Wonderful course. Learnt a lot of information about Greek philosopher Aristotle and those that followed him.

par Annette V

27 mars 2021

This professor is awesome! She really knows what she's talking about and I love that she's not "glitzy."

par Barbara H

26 févr. 2021

Excellent clear lectures. Professor is amiable, intellectually provocative, and has a sense of humor.

par Serena S

12 janv. 2017

I loved this course, the Professor is thoughtful and insightful. It was a treat to take this course!

par Olivia R

20 juin 2016

Meyer is a great teacher and I look forward to more courses by her if she continues to release them

par Alexandre N

20 déc. 2020

Excellent ! Aristote explained clearly. Stoics & Épicurians very well explained ans distinguished

par Simon M

28 mai 2020

The teacher was excellent, especially in her clear explanations of the Stoics vs the Epicureans.

par Antonia Y

7 mars 2016

Very good professor. She explains everything clearly and is really enthusiastic about the topic.

par Dimitris S

30 nov. 2018

Fully satisfied. A course that provides us skills to endure our ordeals, and manage our lives.

par Carole L P

4 juin 2020

Really great course. Learned so much about Aristotle. Good course. Glad to have taken it.

par Jamie L

4 août 2019

awesome course!! lots of takeaways from the teacher who really makes complex theories clear.

par Kenny S

2 févr. 2018

Awesome, Professor highly recommend.This class added yo my knowledge in Philosophy,Thank you

par Dimitris P

13 oct. 2016

Excellent course with precious insights in the works of Aristotle, Epicurus and the stoics.

par Sajid K

31 mai 2020

Very well structured, it explains complex ideas simply. Makes philosophy very interesting!

par Erica

24 juil. 2017

Excellent teacher! I can't wait to start the next part (which is actually the first one)!!

par Don E

11 juin 2020

Very informative and detailed course! I found it both interesting and thought provoking.

par Abid A

7 juin 2020

Great course , well explained, recommend to anybody who have no background in philosophy.


10 oct. 2016

Excellent course for beginners. Thanks to Prof. Susan Sauvé Meyer and the Coursera staff.

par Felipe V R

14 juin 2016

A fantastic course, simple, high-level and didactic, rare thing to see. congratulations!

par Feng L Y

21 juil. 2016

I like the quiz between subjects in every video courses. It is really interesting.

par Ravitte K

1 nov. 2016

Well done and thought provoking. Only good things to say about the professor.

par Deleted A

16 avr. 2016

This is one of my top three favorite courses I've taken on Coursera so far!

par Muhammad A

25 juin 2016

This is an interesting and enjoyable course of well connected study units.

par Vaibhav A

26 mai 2020

Loved it! Such an insightful observation into Ancient Greek philosophy!