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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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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.

LG

Apr 26, 2019

Excellent course, Pr. Sauvé-Meyer keeps the material very engaging, and makes it very clear and easily accessible. Knowing how difficult the original texts are sometimes, this is very valuable.

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par mansurni a

Mar 16, 2016

awesome course

from this course i understand deeper about philosophy of greece

par Kathy C U

Jan 01, 2018

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

par 王若寒

Sep 14, 2016

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

par Deleted A

Apr 16, 2016

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

par Dave

Feb 19, 2018

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

par Shikhar

Mar 15, 2016

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

par Levan K

Mar 10, 2016

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

par Nguyen T T K

Jan 19, 2017

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

par Saúl A

Jan 30, 2017

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

par Mary S

Jun 14, 2017

Fascinating and explained very clearly. The professor is excellent.

par Ilya K

Mar 10, 2016

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

par Vinícius S S

Apr 24, 2018

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

par Kenny S

Feb 03, 2018

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

par Anna,Androvitsanea

Aug 11, 2016

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

par Garry S

May 01, 2019

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

par Stephen W

Mar 08, 2017

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

par Ola K

Oct 22, 2017

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

par Arijit D

Apr 02, 2016

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

par Vivek C S

Mar 29, 2016

Very well delivered and an Enriching learning experience...

par Natalia G M

Mar 21, 2019

Clear course to get introduced into ancient philosophers.

par Warley R

Oct 30, 2016

Great course, excellent curriculum and teaching method.

par Jary v B

Mar 07, 2016

Excellent teacher. Great introduction into philosophy.

par Jacob

Oct 25, 2019

Very well spoken outline of Greek philosophy. Thanks.

par Paul A A

Sep 15, 2019

Well done. A little superficial, but a great start.

par Gustavo A G A

May 16, 2017

Buena maestra, gran contenido y muy bien explicado.