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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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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.

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par Leon H

24 août 2020

Certainly a good introduction, with more content than only history.

par John D

29 avr. 2016

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

par Ademilton J D O

6 mai 2021

Otimo curso fico honrado em ter concluído, professora maravilhosa.

par Clifton L

4 avr. 2020

I enjoyed this course and the lectures were professional provided.

par Simon S S

29 mars 2017

Excellent course with a fitting mix of challenges and material!

par Dieter P

29 janv. 2021

Just like the first part, this course was a great experience.

par Anagnostopoulou E

9 janv. 2020

Excellent! Great outline of schedule, amazing instructor!

par christiane b

13 janv. 2017

Absolutely wonderful! Susan Meyer is a fabulous teacher!

par Antonio M M

20 août 2017

Professional, well-organized, instructive and enjoyable.

par 王雨嘉

8 août 2016

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

par Marcelo S

15 août 2020

Wonderful! I was wishing to do this since long time.

par Mandeep K

15 juin 2020

Highly recommended course for all literature lovers

par leslie l

4 mai 2016

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana

par Nikolaos S

7 juin 2021

Excellent course! I learned many useful things!

par Chengyue Z

30 juin 2020

wonderful introduction to ancient philosophy

par Andrés F M M

1 juin 2020

Very interesting course. Fully recommended.

par Luiz F B P F

2 mars 2018

Amazing content. I enjoyed and lernt a lot.

par George C M

19 avr. 2016

Good course well presented and interesting.

par Sarah D

6 avr. 2017

A very detailed and comprehensive course.

par Edi d

25 sept. 2016

I got more out of it than I had expected.

par Hercules C

2 mai 2021

Very well-structured! Congratulations!

par Russell D

7 févr. 2017

Excellent introduction to Aristotle.

par Simón A C G

14 sept. 2021

t​he pace and structure are amazing

par kiara a

21 juil. 2020