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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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1 août 2020

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19 janv. 2021

Excellent lectures!

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4 juin 2020

Excellent course!!!

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10 avr. 2016

Outstanding course!

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2 juin 2017

Outstanding Course

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9 juin 2016

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8 mai 2016

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2 sept. 2021

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8 juin 2020

Great experience.

par Carlos M G

16 mars 2019

Excellent teacher

par Abubakar D

9 juin 2017

Excellent course!


29 déc. 2020

Excelente curso.

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27 mai 2020

A great teacher!

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28 sept. 2019

Excellent course

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17 mai 2016

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2 juil. 2020

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3 mai 2020

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23 mars 2019

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26 oct. 2020

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22 juin 2020

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29 mars 2019

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28 févr. 2017

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30 août 2016

Impressive !

par Paddy B

18 mai 2020

Good Course