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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 Charles E M

8 mai 2018

The Professor is quite interesting and this is the second course I have taken under her lead

par Carl A

7 août 2020

This course served as an avenue for me to improve especially in terms of reading texts. :)

par Cees O

29 mars 2020

I was impressed by the quality of the teachings and especially the instructor: excellent!!

par Dimitris P

31 août 2016

An excellent introductory course to Plato. Gave me great insights to his works. Thank you!

par Juan L P B

24 févr. 2019

Aprendí mucho con éste curso recomendable para quien se interese por la filosofía.

par Jessica D O F

18 mai 2020

El curso es muy bueno, te ayuda a entender conceptos tan básicos sobre filosofía

par Sergey A

13 mai 2018

Short but well thought and coincide class for Plato and presocratics philosophy.

par Ankur K B K D

7 août 2020

Very thankful to Dr Meyers and team for this course. She's a brilliant speaker.

par Paul C

8 mars 2017

Excellent. Clear and accessible explanation of the Plato's forms and shadows.

par Rense L

30 mars 2016

Excellent professor, good presentation. Some quizzes are too short, really ...

par mansurni a

16 mars 2016

awesome course

from this course i understand deeper about philosophy of greece

par Deleted A

1 janv. 2018

This course is very informative and it is my first time applying this course.

par Leon H

26 août 2020

A good introduction to the way of thinking of Plao and his contemporairies..

par 王若寒

13 sept. 2016

A systematic and informative course to start with ancient Greek philosophy.

par Deleted A

16 avr. 2016

This is one of my top three favorite courses I've taken on Coursera so far!

par Niran R

22 avr. 2020

I loved the delivery, content and brevity to keep me interested throughout

par Dave

19 févr. 2018

Great course led by an impassioned professor. Looking forward to part two!

par Shikhar

15 mars 2016

An excellent platform for attaining "wisdom" in its rawest form...Love it!

par Levan K

10 mars 2016

Great introduction to ancient philosophy. Now we need an advanced course!

par Christiana T M

8 avr. 2021

Fabulous!!!! Susan kept classes interesting and also with broad content.

par Torsten P

16 nov. 2020

Brilliant course, wish I had learned some of this in school or college

par Nguyen T T K

19 janv. 2017

This course sucessfully introduced me to acient philosophy. I love it!

par Saúl A

30 janv. 2017

This is a very interesting and complete course. Totally recomendable.

par Mary S

14 juin 2017

Fascinating and explained very clearly. The professor is excellent.

par Eshwar K

11 avr. 2021

I like the way you guys are designed the program Thanks to Coursera