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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....


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.

Jan 16, 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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创建者 yodhin a

Jun 13, 2020

i really enjoyed learning about these things

创建者 Thomas O

Nov 2, 2016

Quick overview, but very interesting course.

创建者 Sohini B

Feb 21, 2016

The lectures are excellent and interesting.


May 26, 2020

Concise videos and interesting reflections

创建者 Pedro I d L S

Sep 23, 2021

Great and very didactic for a 1st course!

创建者 Hercules C

Mar 10, 2021

Excellent! Well structured an presented.

创建者 Maksim O

Mar 15, 2016

An excellent introduction for beginners!

创建者 Fiona w

Nov 4, 2019

I liked everything but the maths parts!

创建者 Greg V

Apr 26, 2016

amazing course , really enjoying this !

创建者 Raquel E

May 15, 2020

Philosophy is logic. Logic is needed!

创建者 Kormpakis K

Jun 28, 2016

Very interesting and helpful subject.

创建者 Mariano C

May 7, 2021

Thanks a lot. I want be phiolosopher

创建者 Laura M P

May 1, 2020

Excellent! Complete and interesting!

创建者 Abdulmalik M M

Jul 9, 2016

Good. I've learned a lot. Thank you.

创建者 Michelle A

Aug 19, 2020

What a fantastic course! Thank you.

创建者 Shikha D

Jul 6, 2017

Awesome course! Highly recommended.

创建者 Jean B C

Mar 15, 2016

Excellent course and really useful!

创建者 Jibran T

Feb 25, 2016

Profound and thoroughly insightful.

创建者 Theodore M

May 30, 2016

well structured and well presented

创建者 Prashant S S

May 2, 2019

Very nice and informative course

创建者 Saeed E

Sep 21, 2021

amazing lectures and materials

创建者 Joanna C

Oct 18, 2017

Well paced, interesting course

创建者 Shirley K

Jul 30, 2020

such a fun course.! thank you

创建者 Talha R

Sep 9, 2019

Amazing course, enlightening.

创建者 Dragutin R

Oct 20, 2017

Just what I needed.

Thank you.