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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 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

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

Aug 12, 2020

This course is very important to understand the living


Jun 9, 2020

Very wholesome experience studying Ancient Philosophy!

创建者 Jary v B

Mar 7, 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 24, 2019

Very well spoken outline of Greek philosophy. Thanks.

创建者 Priya B

Aug 2, 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 4, 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 Achyuth N

Aug 26, 2020

It certainly increased my curiosity in this matter.