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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 Joanna C

18 oct. 2017

Well paced, interesting course

par Shirley K

30 juil. 2020

such a fun course.! thank you

par Talha R

9 sept. 2019

Amazing course, enlightening.

par Dragutin R

20 oct. 2017

Just what I needed.

Thank you.

par Kuznichenko S

14 mai 2020

I am glad study this course!

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 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!

par Anastasia D D

25 févr. 2016


par Megan B

1 août 2020

Thank you, Dr Meyer!

par Barbara H

19 janv. 2021

Excellent lectures!

par Felipe Z G

4 juin 2020

Excellent course!!!

par Francisco J J

10 avr. 2016

Outstanding course!

par John V T

2 juin 2017

Outstanding Course

par Felipe V R

9 juin 2016

Muito Bom o curso!


8 mai 2016

more than great!!!

par An H T

2 sept. 2021

S​imply the best!

par Aurora P A

8 juin 2020

Great experience.

par Carlos M G

16 mars 2019

Excellent teacher