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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.


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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.

创建者 Ilya K

Mar 10, 2016

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

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

Jan 18, 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 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 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