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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 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 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 ANA S A

1 juin 2020

It is a great course. Keeps you thinking and looking to go further.

par Ilya K

10 mars 2016

One of the best structured intro course on Plato and pre-socratics.

par Lenka G B

1 oct. 2020

Muy buen curso, excelente profesora. Es claro y logra profundidad.

par michelle o

2 mai 2020

Really interesting, the lectures were calm and enjoyable, thanks

par Vinicius S

23 avr. 2018

Is Great, step by step i learn more and more without this course.

par Kenny S

2 févr. 2018

Awesome Instructor added to my knowledge in Philosophy.Thank you.

par Don C

1 mars 2021

An introductory course that will awaken your philosophical mind.

par Anna,Androvitsanea

11 août 2016

An excellent introduction to the world of Plato and its origins.

par Dieter P

13 déc. 2020

Content, structure and delivery of this course are outstanding.

par Armida S

18 juin 2020

It was sufficiently comprehensive for a complex period of time.

par Garry S

1 mai 2019

Fantastic course. Great content. Just what I was looking for!

par Stephen W

8 mars 2017

Wonderful course! Can't wait to start Part 2 of the series...

par Angelo G M B

8 oct. 2020

Me pareció fascinante, sorprendente y totalmente apasionante

par Ola K

22 oct. 2017

This is the foundation to most, if not all, modern thinking.

par Arijit D

2 avr. 2016

Excellent course, a brief survey of pre-Socratic philosophy.

par David M H Q

14 nov. 2020

Ha sido un curso estupendo, deseando de empezar el segundo.

par Amy X

7 août 2020

this course is a great gift for the world that is in crisis