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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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Apr 18, 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.

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Mar 8, 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.

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151 - Ancient Philosophy: Plato & His Predecessors 的 175 个评论(共 345 个)

创建者 George C M

Mar 24, 2016

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

创建者 Charles E M

May 8, 2018

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

创建者 Carl A

Aug 7, 2020

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

创建者 Cees O

Mar 29, 2020

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

创建者 Dimitris P

Aug 31, 2016

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

创建者 Juan L P B

Feb 24, 2019

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

创建者 Jessica D O F

May 18, 2020

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

创建者 Sergey A

May 13, 2018

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

创建者 Ankur K B K D

Aug 7, 2020

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

创建者 Paul C

Mar 8, 2017

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

创建者 Rense L

Mar 30, 2016

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

创建者 mansurni a

Mar 16, 2016

awesome course

from this course i understand deeper about philosophy of greece

创建者 Kathy C U

Jan 1, 2018

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

创建者 Leon H

Aug 26, 2020

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

创建者 王若寒

Sep 13, 2016

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

创建者 Deleted A

Apr 16, 2016

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

创建者 Niran R

Apr 22, 2020

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

创建者 Dave

Feb 19, 2018

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

创建者 Shikhar

Mar 15, 2016

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

创建者 Levan K

Mar 10, 2016

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

创建者 Torsten P

Nov 16, 2020

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

创建者 Nguyen T T K

Jan 19, 2017

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

创建者 Saúl A

Jan 30, 2017

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

创建者 Mary S

Jun 14, 2017

Fascinating and explained very clearly. The professor is excellent.

创建者 ANA S A

Jun 1, 2020

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