Sep 1, 2015
I thoroughly enjoyed this course and find that it encouragingly sets some directions, and of course, raises my excitement for further study into some of the different fields of philosophy. Thank you.
Oct 7, 2015
Great explanations that is broken down with examples for understanding. Quizzes test for your understanding of the topic rather than just the textbook explanations. Challenging and thought revoking.
创建者 Hu H•
Aug 28, 2015
It is a pretty good course in understand the basics of philosophy and get a sense of what philosophy is doing. The reference materials are really great and can help you gain a deeper understanding of course materials. However, the course is more limited to introduction and does not go in-depth.
A good course if you want a taste of philosophy.
创建者 Chong Y K•
Jun 1, 2020
A very good course introducing the different facets of key contemporary philosophical questions. Ideal for beginners and those new for the subject, as it sets a solid base for understanding and appreciating philosophy. However, one may criticize philosophy as generally being non-conclusive and impractical when it comes to real-world issues.
创建者 Marcelo G L•
Sep 7, 2019
Excellent course, very well organized and with a good structure to support the learning process. The content and the professors are amazingly good, guiding you through the topics in an exciting and well-explained way. I enjoyed very much and for sure I recommend this for everyone who wants to get in touch with philosophy and its basis.
创建者 Lucas S•
Jul 29, 2017
I liked this course because of the calmness and dedication of the teachers, the reliability of the resources and the attractive topics that were selected.
Although I must recognize that sometimes the long extension of the additional resources didn't allow me to read them all.
Despite of that, the course was great and I enjoyed it.
创建者 Deleted A•
Jul 10, 2019
imo it was pretty shallow, but for an introductory class, it did a good job of covering the most basic points of each topic that it explores. i enjoyed the range of areas offered, and things were explained in a way that was easily understandable. nevertheless, i felt that the quizzes could have been made slightly more difficult.
创建者 Deleted A•
Nov 28, 2015
The course is great. The informatiion is objective, easy to process and good, the only bad thing about this course is that even though it has spanish subtitles all the test are in english which makes them way to hard to resolve. If you give the option of spanish subtitles on an english curse at least translate the test too.
创建者 Denis A•
Jan 26, 2016
Two last lectures (week 6 and 7) are the most informative ones, giving a large pool of sources and information in an excellently structured way. It would be nice to expand bibliography for other lectures and add handout or transcript for week 4 because I actually was studying the materials, not watching videos. Thank you!
创建者 Christopher D•
Jan 1, 2022
It was a very good course overviewing several philosophical branches. I would personally prefer having the number of subject areas reduced in exchange for a bit more substance since the course is relatively short. I would give the course 4.5 stars if I could, however, thanks for taking the time to put it together.
创建者 Susannah R•
Aug 29, 2017
Excellent course. It's a shame that the discussion forum is no longer available, as that would have been very helpful and stimulating (hence 1 star less). Thanks to all the tutors. I liked having a different person present each section, and, I actually did both topics for each week as I didn't want to miss out.
创建者 Cristina V•
Jan 15, 2016
I've enjoyed a lot most of the lectures and the activity in the discussion forums is very interesting! I like how professors have directed this course and how it allows everyone, whatever his background is (my field is biomedical sciences), to learn about these themes. I'd definitely recommend it!
创建者 Marco K•
Sep 24, 2019
I enjoyed the Introduction to Philosophy course very much. The explanations of the concepts were easy to follow and the quizzes were well written. There was good variety with each chapter being explained by someone else. I can recommend this to anyone wanting a grasp of the field of philosophy.
创建者 David J P O•
May 19, 2020
I was expecting more practical philosophy topics, but instead had to go through political obligation and time travel. I wanted to know more about past philosophers and what their thoughts were on life. Well, generally, what makes life worth living and how does philosophy answer that question?
Dec 4, 2017
An insightful course, doing well to present the student with the basis of philosophical thinking, although it may have introduced some more advanced topics too soon while missing a few of the basics. But it provides the necessary foundations for anyone wishing to further pursue the subject.
创建者 Jaybird O•
May 31, 2020
Really exciting having so many different professors with varying styles. A very challenging course intellectually. Raises many, many provocative ideas. The tests were sometimes vaguely worded including some typos but generally a highly useful introduction to a broad, deep subject.
创建者 Hamdanil R•
Jun 25, 2016
Good course. It covers various disciplines in philosophy (e.g. of science, of mind, ethics), with interesting presentation and discussion topics. However it doesn't feel very systematic. It feels more like a series of videos about philosophy than a holistic course at philosophy.
创建者 Andrew T•
Nov 20, 2015
An exciting and worthwhile introduction to the philosophical fundamentals! While there was not as much focus on the major philosophers themselves as I was expecting, I gained a lot from this course and would recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about philosophy.
创建者 Jing Y•
Feb 10, 2016
Very helpful introductory course for people who are interested in philosophy. Varied topics in each module and rich reference reading materials. The only problem I found is the lectures in some modules are too simple and not as inspiring and thought-provoking as some others.
创建者 Ervin J D P•
Sep 17, 2020
Some lectures/topics really take a lot to absorb, which doesn't make it beginner-friendly, especially if it's to be labelled as an Introductory course. Nevertheless, it was still fun learning these concepts, though it may be hard for some to see or apply them in daily life.
创建者 Tom H•
Sep 21, 2019
Briefly covers each of some of the larger topics within philosophy; morality, the law, epistemology, philosophy of mind, etc. The lectures are fairly well done but each topic is covered by a different teacher. People already familiar with philosophy may find it a bit basic.
创建者 Meghna V•
Jul 28, 2021
I really liked the course content - a wide range of topics was covered with a good amount of depth.
However, I feel that the topics of 'consciousness', and 'individuality', would make a great addition to this course, because philosophy just seems incomplete without them :)
创建者 William P•
Mar 31, 2016
From an engineer perspective this was hard to see obvious value in but i enjoyed the thought provoking topics. Some of the tests were very hard and the questions were not directly form the lectures while others were. Some presenters were hard to understand due to accent.
创建者 vanita T•
Aug 28, 2020
I enjoyed this course. Curiosity about philosophy increased. contents of this course bring a new way to see philosophical arguments separately as per subjective fundamental questions. Readings will help me to conceptualized philosophical questions and arguments further.
创建者 Seyyed F A N•
Oct 10, 2021
It was a great and exciting course. I only had problems with choosing options. Sometimes I couldn't finish a week (module) by finishing one of the options. So I had to do both of the options. I think that u have to get rid of this to option system or at least fix it.
创建者 Tom K•
Feb 5, 2022
I really enjoyed taking this course. I felt that the way the course was organized made learning easier through the mid lecture quizes. I felt that the use of the forums made it easy to interact with other taking the course and contiue the learning out the lectures.
创建者 Sabrina B•
Feb 25, 2022
Really very interesting, plenty of information, extremely good to open your mind and a great invitation to re-think a lot of ideas and previous conception of reality and ourselves. Thanks for give us this oportunity to enjoy such a interesting lectures for free.