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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.

8 mars 2016

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.

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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.


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 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.