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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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18 de abr. de 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.

8 de mar. de 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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por Thomas O

2 de nov. de 2016

Quick overview, but very interesting course.

por Sohini B

21 de feb. de 2016

The lectures are excellent and interesting.


26 de may. de 2020

Concise videos and interesting reflections

por Pedro I d L S

23 de sep. de 2021

Great and very didactic for a 1st course!

por Hercules C

10 de mar. de 2021

Excellent! Well structured an presented.

por Maksim O

15 de mar. de 2016

An excellent introduction for beginners!

por Fiona w

4 de nov. de 2019

I liked everything but the maths parts!

por Greg V

26 de abr. de 2016

amazing course , really enjoying this !

por Raquel E

15 de may. de 2020

Philosophy is logic. Logic is needed!

por Kormpakis K

28 de jun. de 2016

Very interesting and helpful subject.

por Mariano C

7 de may. de 2021

Thanks a lot. I want be phiolosopher

por Laura M P

1 de may. de 2020

Excellent! Complete and interesting!

por Abdulmalik M M

9 de jul. de 2016

Good. I've learned a lot. Thank you.

por Michelle A

19 de ago. de 2020

What a fantastic course! Thank you.

por Shikha D

6 de jul. de 2017

Awesome course! Highly recommended.

por Jean B C

15 de mar. de 2016

Excellent course and really useful!

por Jibran T

25 de feb. de 2016

Profound and thoroughly insightful.

por Theodore M

30 de may. de 2016

well structured and well presented

por Prashant S S

2 de may. de 2019

Very nice and informative course

por Saeed E

21 de sep. de 2021

amazing lectures and materials

por Joanna C

18 de oct. de 2017

Well paced, interesting course

por Shirley K

30 de jul. de 2020

such a fun course.! thank you

por Talha R

9 de sep. de 2019

Amazing course, enlightening.

por Dragutin R

20 de oct. de 2017

Just what I needed.

Thank you.

por Kuznichenko S

14 de may. de 2020

I am glad study this course!