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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.

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.


201 - Ancient Philosophy: Plato & His Predecessors 的 225 个评论(共 393 个)

创建者 Eshwar K

Apr 11, 2021

I like the way you guys are designed the program Thanks to Coursera

创建者 ANA S A

Jun 1, 2020

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

创建者 Ilya K

Mar 10, 2016

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

创建者 yohana a

Apr 16, 2021

Excellent course, great teacher and material. Highly recommended!!

创建者 Lenka G B

Oct 1, 2020

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

创建者 michelle o

May 2, 2020

Really interesting, the lectures were calm and enjoyable, thanks

创建者 Vinicius S

Apr 23, 2018

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

创建者 Kenny S

Feb 2, 2018

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

创建者 Don C

Mar 1, 2021

An introductory course that will awaken your philosophical mind.

创建者 Anna,Androvitsanea

Aug 11, 2016

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

创建者 Dieter P

Dec 13, 2020

Content, structure and delivery of this course are outstanding.

创建者 Armida S

Jun 18, 2020

It was sufficiently comprehensive for a complex period of time.

创建者 Garry S

May 1, 2019

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

创建者 Deleted A

May 3, 2021

It's very interesting. I sure I will continue with Aristotle.

创建者 Stephen W

Mar 8, 2017

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

创建者 Angelo G M B

Oct 8, 2020

Me pareció fascinante, sorprendente y totalmente apasionante

创建者 Ola K

Oct 22, 2017

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

创建者 Arijit D

Apr 2, 2016

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

创建者 Sabrina M

May 13, 2021

This course is very good and the teacher is clear and nice.

创建者 David M H Q

Nov 14, 2020

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

创建者 Amy X

Aug 7, 2020

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

创建者 imvcs

Mar 29, 2016

Very well delivered and an Enriching learning experience...

创建者 Warren D W

Oct 9, 2021

Enlightening to say the least. Challenging but rewarding!

创建者 Alexandru T

Apr 21, 2020

Wonderful introduction to the world of ancient philosophy!

创建者 Natalia G

Mar 21, 2019

Clear course to get introduced into ancient philosophers.