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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 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


par Bart S

24 janv. 2020

excellent survey, learned a lot!!

par Patrick W

9 juil. 2017

Extremely interesting! Thank you!

par Prashant S S

2 mai 2019

Very nice and informative course

par 김하희

11 août 2018

I loved this lecture. Thank you!

par JOHN Q

17 mars 2016

Great course. Thanks so much.

par Kacper G

18 févr. 2020

Clara Non Sunt Interpretanda

par Joanna C

18 oct. 2017

Interesting and informative.

par Charlotta S R

3 sept. 2016

great course ( part e of 2)

par Tomas

19 juin 2021

Amazing course. Thank you.

par John V T

2 juin 2017

Very Exceptional Course

par Zhou X

25 mai 2016

Short and sweat course!

par William

23 juin 2016

An enlightening course


8 mai 2016

more than great!!!

par An H T

2 sept. 2021

​Awesome lecture!

par Stephen W

29 mars 2017

Wonderful course!

par Wes D S

29 mars 2017

Loved the course!

par Cédric H

4 avr. 2016

Excellent course.

par Luyao Z

26 janv. 2017

Great class!

par Matthew V

17 août 2020

I loved it!

par Paul C

8 mars 2017

Superb. En

par Abdulaziz S B

10 déc. 2019