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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.


26 juil. 2020

I have never studied Philosophy before at school or on my own, but Professor Meyer made it very clear, interesting and fascinating for me to understand. Following this course has been a pleasure!

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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.

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30 mai 2016

well structured and well presented

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13 déc. 2021

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2 mai 2019

Very nice and informative course

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21 sept. 2021

amazing lectures and materials

par Joanna C

18 oct. 2017

Well paced, interesting course

par Shirley K

30 juil. 2020

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par Talha R

9 sept. 2019

Amazing course, enlightening.

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20 oct. 2017

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par Kuznichenko S

14 mai 2020

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par jennifer c

11 févr. 2017

Engaging and well presented.


29 mai 2020

Muy buen curso, excelente

par Edwin K

13 juil. 2016

Good introductory course.

par Petervan

10 avr. 2022

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par Varya F

12 sept. 2021

Love her presentation!!!

par Nikolaos S

3 févr. 2021

Very interesting course!

par Saikat B

8 août 2019

Clear and comprehensive.

par Sumantra G

28 nov. 2016

It's an awesome course

par Berke Y

26 avr. 2020

thanks for everything

par Samuel S

12 mai 2018

Excellent instructor!

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25 févr. 2016