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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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Apr 26, 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.


Feb 02, 2019

This is an excellent course! The professor is well-timed and the resource material well-selected. In-depth treatment of Aristotle, the Stoics, and the Epicureans. Highly recommended.

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par Muhammad A

Jun 25, 2016

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

par Mary S

Jun 14, 2017

Fascinating and explained very clearly. The professor is excellent.

par John D

Apr 30, 2016

The combination of this and the related Plato course are excellent.

par Simon S S

Mar 29, 2017

Excellent course with a fitting mix of challenges and material!

par Anagnostopoulou E

Jan 10, 2020

Excellent! Great outline of schedule, amazing instructor!

par christiane b

Jan 13, 2017

Absolutely wonderful! Susan Meyer is a fabulous teacher!

par Antonio M M

Aug 20, 2017

Professional, well-organized, instructive and enjoyable.

par 王雨嘉

Aug 08, 2016

Though I feel it a bit hard, but it's still interesting.

par leslie l

May 04, 2016

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana

par Luiz F B P F

Mar 02, 2018

Amazing content. I enjoyed and lernt a lot.

par George C M

Apr 19, 2016

Good course well presented and interesting.

par Sarah D

Apr 06, 2017

A very detailed and comprehensive course.

par Edi d

Sep 25, 2016

I got more out of it than I had expected.

par Russell D

Feb 07, 2017

Excellent introduction to Aristotle.

par Patrick W

Jul 09, 2017

Extremely interesting! Thank you!

par Prashant S S

May 03, 2019

Very nice and informative course

par 김하희

Aug 11, 2018

I loved this lecture. Thank you!

par JOHN Q

Mar 17, 2016

Great course. Thanks so much.

par Joanna C

Oct 18, 2017

Interesting and informative.

par Charlotta S R

Sep 03, 2016

great course ( part e of 2)

par John V T

Jun 03, 2017

Very Exceptional Course

par Zhou X

May 25, 2016

Short and sweat course!

par William

Jun 23, 2016

An enlightening course


May 08, 2016

more than great!!!

par Stephen W

Mar 29, 2017

Wonderful course!