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.
Good intro to early Greek philosophy. Dr Meyer has a simple and subtly humorous approach to the material. Dr Meyer makes the subject approachable so that the student wants to do further reading.
par Tamer D•
I like the course. I thank the professor for simplifying abstract concepts to students with no special knowledge in philosophy like myself. It would have been great if there were slides associated with the course. I hope there would be more courses discussing more recent philosophers like Nietzsche and Kant.
par Thomas H•
The course was good and informative. I did find it somewhat simple and not very challenging (until the final project), but with going to work and with a busy schedule it was perfect and left little excuse for not completing it. Thank you for providing a free opportunity to learn.
par Kurt S•
Liked it a lot: pretty straight forward, nice introduction, although I missed a bit of a timeline (or figure of a timeline - I actually had this image from wikipedia always available:
par Jay L•
I enjoyed every aspect of this course except Timaeus. Not being mathematically inclined I felt all of the discussion of triangles and what this was supposed to have shown was a waste of time. Better to tell us what he is trying to say, show a few examples, and move on.
par antonio S•
very knowledgeable professor. only recommendation for the course is to make single quizzes not two per week. either way you can do them at your own pace. It is an introduction course, but very well presented and it goes through many important texts
par Harry L•
The content of the philosophical texts of ancient Greece are distilled with a great deal of clarity. My only complaint is that it seemed a bit brief. For instance, there are 10 books in the republic, but only a handful of those are explored.
par Nikola T•
It was a nice course, I successfully completed all the weeks and wrote my graduation assignment, but I did not get the certificate of the course, it is a lot with the money of my country. I wish there was a more reasonable turret.
par Orville C•
This is a very nice introduction to the ancient Greek philosophers and their contributions to how we understand the world around us. I recognize that modern religions reflect many of the Ancient Greeks' thoughts.
par Alejandro C D•
It is an extremely profitable course because it introduces us to the thinking of the pioneers of philosophy, which has become a cultural tradition that has established the foundations of today's civilization.
par Jackson H•
This course is pretty good. I'm not a fan of peer reviewing, I'd rather have TA's do it, but I realize that is logistically impossible. Other than that the professor is pretty good and makes phil
Before this course the topic of philosophy had never appealed to me, while from now on it turns out to be an interesting subject. A wonderful introduction to ancient philosophy of Greece !
par Patrícia R P•
I am immensely grateful for shared knowledgeability. This course was an incredibly gratifying experience that serves as an introduction to the magnificent world of philosophy!
par Marie S•
Ordered, Structural and a good set of information to cover in 4 weeks! The only thing I missed every now and then was enthusiasm, but furthermore an awesome course!
par Greg G•
Dr. Meyer is a systematic and thorough presenter, and does an excellent job of making the material accessible, without oversimplifying.
par Tim B•
Intuitive, clear and logical progression through important ideas in early Western thought, surprisingly fresh and relevant today.
par Ping Z•
Very interesting and challenging. I need to spend a lot of time on the reading assignment, but I enjoyed the reading very much.
par Yingyi Z•
Very straightforward course. The professor explains things well, and I found this a very good intro to ancient philosophy.
par Marilyn S•
Good course. Wish I could access comments from peer review or continue to access the course itself.
par Axel L•
...excellent course for beginners but also for advanced - you will get always a new point of view.
I loved it. I give four stars only because I think that presential courses are better.
par David M•
A good introduction to Ancient Greek Philosophy, though not as in depth as it could be
I think it was an enriching course. Though not many other students to engage with.
par Alina S•
everything is fine but the music before each lecture is so loud and annoying
par Louise H•
Maybe a little boring at the end but I very enjoyed the final task !
par Chatziiosifidis A•
Very interesting , well designed and presented, introductory course