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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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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 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.

创建者 Kuznichenko S

May 14, 2020

I am glad study this course!

创建者 jennifer c

Feb 11, 2017

Engaging and well presented.

创建者 MANUEL A K M

May 29, 2020

Muy buen curso, excelente

创建者 Edwin K

Jul 13, 2016

Good introductory course.

创建者 Saikat B

Aug 8, 2019

Clear and comprehensive.

创建者 Sumantra G

Nov 28, 2016

It's an awesome course

创建者 Berke Y

Apr 26, 2020

thanks for everything

创建者 Samuel S

May 12, 2018

Excellent instructor!

创建者 Anastasia D D

Feb 25, 2016

VERY VERY INTERESTING

创建者 Megan B

Aug 1, 2020

Thank you, Dr Meyer!

创建者 Felipe Z G

Jun 4, 2020

Excellent course!!!

创建者 Francisco J J

Apr 10, 2016

Outstanding course!

创建者 John V T

Jun 2, 2017

Outstanding Course