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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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AA
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.

MD
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 Thomas O

2 nov. 2016

Quick overview, but very interesting course.

par Sohini B

21 févr. 2016

The lectures are excellent and interesting.

par ANDREA A G D L T E

26 mai 2020

Concise videos and interesting reflections

par Hercules C

10 mars 2021

Excellent! Well structured an presented.

par Maksim O

15 mars 2016

An excellent introduction for beginners!

par Fiona w

4 nov. 2019

I liked everything but the maths parts!

par Greg V

26 avr. 2016

amazing course , really enjoying this !

par Raquel E

15 mai 2020

Philosophy is logic. Logic is needed!

par Kormpakis K

28 juin 2016

Very interesting and helpful subject.

par Mariano C

7 mai 2021

Thanks a lot. I want be phiolosopher

par Laura M P

1 mai 2020

Excellent! Complete and interesting!

par Abdulmalik M M

9 juil. 2016

Good. I've learned a lot. Thank you.

par Michelle A

19 août 2020

What a fantastic course! Thank you.

par Shikha D

6 juil. 2017

Awesome course! Highly recommended.

par Jean B C

15 mars 2016

Excellent course and really useful!

par Jibran T

25 févr. 2016

Profound and thoroughly insightful.

par Theodore M

30 mai 2016

well structured and well presented

par Prashant S S

2 mai 2019

Very nice and informative course

par Joanna C

18 oct. 2017

Well paced, interesting course

par Shirley K

30 juil. 2020

such a fun course.! thank you

par Talha R

9 sept. 2019

Amazing course, enlightening.

par Dragutin R

20 oct. 2017

Just what I needed.

Thank you.

par Kuznichenko S

14 mai 2020

I am glad study this course!

par jennifer c

11 févr. 2017

Engaging and well presented.

par MANUEL A K M

29 mai 2020

Muy buen curso, excelente