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.
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.
par Charles E M•
par William ( A•
Great job organizing and presenting this material. Assuming you are open to hear of possible ways to improve on an already great job, my suggestion would be to expand the Aristotle material a bit and include a discussion of his work developing syllogistic logic. In addition I believe there is an important contrast between Aristotle and Plato it would be worth illuminating-- Plato was all about deductive reasoning, and it was Aristotle, in turning Plato's worldview upside down by declaring that we can trust our senses-- i.e. it is the observable concretes that are the true source of reality and "unrecallable" knowledge. One could argue from this that the genesis of empirical research rests with Aristotle.
par Antonia T B•
The course is nice but it's a pity that the professor didn't start with Aristotle's ethics (which is the coolest part of his philosophy in my opinion). The first part of the course was extremely boring. The parts about Epicurus and Stoicism were very interesting. The final assignments are nor being reviewed. I finished the course and I'm still waiting to get my Certificate. That's very annoying. Also, there are no Mentors replying. That's a pity. Greetings / Antonia
par Eshana B•
Not being a prior student of philosophy, or rather arts, I had a very different idea about this discipline. After taking the first week's course, I am pretty much enthusiastic about what is yet to come and look forward to learning more.
The course content seems good for me as an introduction.
Wish it included some more realistic examples from life which we can find witty and can relate to our lives.
par Kenneth M•
Clearly presented.course which focuses only on the principal question and themes of each of the 4 philosophies. I found it extremely valuable as it structured in a logical way these issues and also related themt modern life. My only criticism relates to the grading method of the final assignment 0 or 1 is far too simplistic.
I really enjoyed the content and how well it was delivered. She really knows what she is talking about! My only constructive comment would be to somehow make for real-time discussion between students ... after all, we are talking philosophy here. As we have seen with the virus the technology certainly exists.
par Mike M•
The philosophical concepts seemed more difficult in this course versus the Plato and predecessors course. The stoics provided some thought provoking ideas whereas Aristotle was surprisingly dry. The instructor does a great job of summarizing concepts and provides great value over simply reading the books.
par Miguel A R•
En lo personal ha sido de gran ayuda, me ha brindado una gran experiencia haber viajado en las mentes de estos seres que han dejado su legado a través de la historia. Me hubiese gustado que la extensión y/o contenido hubiese abarcado otras temáticas.
par William M•
This was a very solid introduction to the philosophy of Aristotle, Epicurus and the Stoics. It is relatively introductory-level but still I think that even someone who has studied Ancient Philosophy before can learn something from this.
par Anette W•
A good follow- up to the previous course. The material is well organised and gives a profound overview while still inciting further investigation, leaving enough room for expansion of the mind and new thoughts on... almost everything.
par ZHANG Z•
Very inspiring and interesting examples! It helped me obtain a more detailed and thorough view on Aristotle, Epicurus and the Stoics! Great learning experience!
par Sidney C•
I enjoyed the course and treatment by the Professor. I learned a lot about this important period in philosophy. Thank you.
par Jaafar A•
very good course, but requires more multiple choice and fill in the black exercises to be perfect.
thanks Dr. Susan Meyer.
par Francisco L•
Very complete, to be perfect, from my point of view, the course would need less material to read and a point of dynamism.
par David M•
Interesting overview. Would have appreciated more time on Hellenistic Philosophy
par Santosh K•
Beside the annoying loud music in the intro of each video it is Insightful.
par kousay a•
Greek Philosophers were masters of thought and logic. An excellent course!
par bouali m•
This was a very enjoyable experience, thank you all for the opportunity.
par Mick H•
Another fine MOOC by the prof. I really like her dry delivery style.
par Zeyu C•
Though not too inclusive, it's a great course for introduction.
par Clotilde D•
Great course, interesting topics and explanations, thanks !
par Sindhura B•
A good starting point to ancient philosophy .
par Joy S•
pretty good info. Aristotle was weird
par Julio C N P•
like it most the epicurean philosophy