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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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Apr 19, 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.

LL

Mar 09, 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 Jean B C

Mar 15, 2016

Excellent course and really useful!

par Jibran T

Feb 25, 2016

Profound and thoroughly insightful.

par Theodore M

May 30, 2016

well structured and well presented

par Prashant S S

May 03, 2019

Very nice and informative course

par Joanna C

Oct 18, 2017

Well paced, interesting course

par Shirley K

Jul 30, 2020

such a fun course.! thank you

par Talha R

Sep 09, 2019

Amazing course, enlightening.

par Dragutin R

Oct 20, 2017

Just what I needed.

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par Kuznichenko S

May 14, 2020

I am glad study this course!

par jennifer c

Feb 11, 2017

Engaging and well presented.

par MANUEL A K M

May 30, 2020

Muy buen curso, excelente

par Edwin K

Jul 13, 2016

Good introductory course.

par Saikat B

Aug 08, 2019

Clear and comprehensive.

par Sumantra G

Nov 28, 2016

It's an awesome course

par Berke Y

Apr 26, 2020

thanks for everything

par Samuel F S

May 12, 2018

Excellent instructor!

par Anastasia D D

Feb 25, 2016

VERY VERY INTERESTING

par Megan B

Aug 01, 2020

Thank you, Dr Meyer!

par Felipe Z G

Jun 04, 2020

Excellent course!!!

par Francisco J J

Apr 10, 2016

Outstanding course!

par John V T

Jun 03, 2017

Outstanding Course

par Felipe V R

Jun 09, 2016

Muito Bom o curso!

par ELISABETH S

May 08, 2016

more than great!!!

par Aurora P A

Jun 09, 2020

Great experience.

par Carlos M G

Mar 16, 2019

Excellent teacher