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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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18 avr. 2020

Excellent course. This course has opened up ancient philosophy to me and made it accessible. I feel I have finished the course a good understanding of such keys texts as Plato's Republic and Timaeus.

16 janv. 2021

This was my first online course. In a crazy year, the flexibiilty to reset deadlines was much appreciated. I enjoyed the grading system, especially when your peers are from all around the world.

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par Jary v B

7 mars 2016

Excellent teacher. Great introduction into philosophy.

par Steffen W

29 mai 2020

fantastic course, very well explained and structured!

par Juvenal N

23 avr. 2020

Excellent course and tutor! Highly recommended! AAA++

par Jacob

24 oct. 2019

Very well spoken outline of Greek philosophy. Thanks.

par Priya B

2 août 2020

Excellent content and very well explained/delivered.

par Andrew F

29 juin 2020

Wonderful explication of Plato and his predecessors.

par Callie G

4 mai 2020

Well-articulated lectures, and good reading material

par Vilmos F

30 avr. 2020

It made things very easy to understand and exciting.

par Achyuth N

26 août 2020

It certainly increased my curiosity in this matter.

par Paul A A

15 sept. 2019

Well done. A little superficial, but a great start.

par Gustavo A G A

15 mai 2017

Buena maestra, gran contenido y muy bien explicado.

par George J B

15 mai 2016

Excellent delivery of rather interesting material!

par Itamar F

13 févr. 2021

Excellent! Loved the lectures by professor Susan.

par Valentina P M

25 mai 2020

Pretty good explanations and methods of teaching.

par Julio C R C

25 août 2020

Me parece excelente los contenidos de este curso

par Georgina M M

19 juin 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable. Great course! Thank you.

par Shana R

18 mai 2020

Good content to use for my lSAC exam. Thank you

par JOHN Q

18 févr. 2016

Interesting, well taught, and enjoyable course!

par Kazumasa S

13 avr. 2016

Well produced videos and informative lectures.

par luz s r

28 mai 2020

I really liked the ancient philosophy course.

par cecilia l

18 janv. 2017

Great course. I enjoyed it very much. Thanks.

par Emil

29 déc. 2020

Very interesting for an introductory course.

par yodhin a

13 juin 2020

i really enjoyed learning about these things

par Thomas O

2 nov. 2016

Quick overview, but very interesting course.

par Sohini B

21 févr. 2016

The lectures are excellent and interesting.