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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 19, 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 09, 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 Amy X

Aug 07, 2020

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

创建者 Vivek C S

Mar 29, 2016

Very well delivered and an Enriching learning experience...

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.

创建者 matias j

Apr 25, 2020

An amazing trip throughout the ancient greek philosophy.

创建者 Warley R

Oct 30, 2016

Great course, excellent curriculum and teaching method.

创建者 Najib a a a

Aug 12, 2020

This course is very important to understand the living


Jun 09, 2020

Very wholesome experience studying Ancient Philosophy!

创建者 Jary v B

Mar 07, 2016

Excellent teacher. Great introduction into philosophy.

创建者 Steffen W

May 29, 2020

fantastic course, very well explained and structured!

创建者 Juvenal N

Apr 23, 2020

Excellent course and tutor! Highly recommended! AAA++

创建者 Jacob

Oct 25, 2019

Very well spoken outline of Greek philosophy. Thanks.

创建者 Priya B

Aug 02, 2020

Excellent content and very well explained/delivered.

创建者 Andrew F

Jun 29, 2020

Wonderful explication of Plato and his predecessors.

创建者 Callie G

May 04, 2020

Well-articulated lectures, and good reading material

创建者 Vilmos F

Apr 30, 2020

It made things very easy to understand and exciting.

创建者 Paul A A

Sep 15, 2019

Well done. A little superficial, but a great start.

创建者 Gustavo A G A

May 16, 2017

Buena maestra, gran contenido y muy bien explicado.

创建者 George J B

May 15, 2016

Excellent delivery of rather interesting material!

创建者 Valentina P M

May 25, 2020

Pretty good explanations and methods of teaching.

创建者 Georgina M M

Jun 19, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable. Great course! Thank you.

创建者 Shana R

May 18, 2020

Good content to use for my lSAC exam. Thank you

创建者 JOHN Q

Feb 18, 2016

Interesting, well taught, and enjoyable course!

创建者 Kazumasa S

Apr 13, 2016

Well produced videos and informative lectures.

创建者 luz s r

May 28, 2020

I really liked the ancient philosophy course.