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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.

16 janv. 2021

This was my first online course. In a crazy year, the flexibiilty to reset deadlines was much appreciated. I enjoyed the grading system, especially when your peers are from all around the world.

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par Caroline S d A

22 mai 2020

It was better than I expected. I've learned so much in these weeks and in a very simple way. Thanks Coursera!

par Rabeet T

9 juil. 2020

Great Explanations! This course really helped me to start reading the original works of ancient philosophers

par Patrick K

9 juin 2017

Very enjoyable overview of PreSocratic thought and how it pertains to Plato's own works. Highly recommended!

par Diane N

6 mars 2016

Great course for the introduction of Socrates and all of the other great Philosophers, I enjoyed this class.

par Beatriz m d

14 juil. 2021

Ha sido un curso excelente.No puedo hacer los pares por que no hablo inglés,todo el curso está completado.

par Steven B

20 juil. 2020

Interesting, but not too involved. One can get through the weeks material in a reasonable amount of time.

par Chew R

14 janv. 2019

Delivery of course is very clear and concise and had a very enjoyable and insightful learning experience.

par Hila J

26 juil. 2021

had so much fun learning with the professor and I feel like I've learned a lot. Great job and thank you!

par Benson H

2 août 2018

Beautifully organized, crystal clear, this is a phenomenal introduction to the Pre-Socratics and Plato.

par Andrea V

18 déc. 2017

Excelente curso. Solo queda agregar la traducción en español y poder bajar las lecciones en pdf o html.

par Ferlin P

19 févr. 2016

This course does a great job at supplementing my University studies. Really high quality intro content.

par Megan R

13 avr. 2020

A great introduction of ancient philosophies. I like the instructor's explanations and lecture style.

par José A G R

15 sept. 2017

very helpfull and atractive course, lots of information and access to material to help understand it.

par Alejandra T

19 mai 2020

Me encanto ya que comprendí cada tema y la manera de enseñanza es muy entendible para muchos gracias

par Areaba S

17 mai 2020

It was a wonderful journey of 4 weeks of learning.

Thanks to the Greek legends and Professor Susan.

par Yifei W

18 août 2019

Really love this course! Very comprehensive coverage of Plato's theories and significant works. :)

par Oscar D

18 janv. 2018

Beautiful course. It made me inquire about things like I never did before. I enjoyed It very much.

par Mandhir S

22 mars 2021

Very nicely done by the Instructor. Just the correct amount of rigor for an introductory course.

par Sajid K

17 juin 2020

I really enjoyed doing this course! Loved the way the instructor explained complex ideas simply.

par Monica B

1 juin 2020

I have learned a lot about Plato and the philosophers who came before him. Thank you very much!

par Eduardo S P

11 mars 2016

I really enjoyed this course, the topics were fascinating and the explanations were very clear.

par Stephen B

4 déc. 2020

The thoughtful and meticulous videos provided significant insight into the reading materials.

par marc g

14 avr. 2020

Very comprehensive yet digestible! I never felt bored and always thought that I was learning.

par Fogan A

6 avr. 2020

A very good course that I really enjoy! thanks Coursera & Team and University of Pennsylvania

par George C M

24 mars 2016

Well structured course that gives an excellent background to the basis of ancient philosophy.