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.
Mar 08, 2016
Before this course the topic of philosophy had never appealed to me, while from now on it turns out to be an interesting subject. A wonderful introduction to ancient philosophy of Greece !
por Patrícia R P•
May 02, 2020
I am immensely grateful for shared knowledgeability. This course was an incredibly gratifying experience that serves as an introduction to the magnificent world of philosophy!
por Marie P•
Mar 12, 2018
Ordered, Structural and a good set of information to cover in 4 weeks! The only thing I missed every now and then was enthusiasm, but furthermore an awesome course!
por Greg G•
Aug 11, 2016
Dr. Meyer is a systematic and thorough presenter, and does an excellent job of making the material accessible, without oversimplifying.
por Tim B•
May 02, 2016
Intuitive, clear and logical progression through important ideas in early Western thought, surprisingly fresh and relevant today.
por Ping Z•
Sep 27, 2016
Very interesting and challenging. I need to spend a lot of time on the reading assignment, but I enjoyed the reading very much.
por Yingyi Z•
Apr 22, 2019
Very straightforward course. The professor explains things well, and I found this a very good intro to ancient philosophy.
por Axel L•
Aug 10, 2016
...excellent course for beginners but also for advanced - you will get always a new point of view.
May 26, 2020
I loved it. I give four stars only because I think that presential courses are better.
por David M•
Jun 05, 2016
A good introduction to Ancient Greek Philosophy, though not as in depth as it could be
Dec 13, 2019
I think it was an enriching course. Though not many other students to engage with.
por Alina S•
Jun 02, 2016
everything is fine but the music before each lecture is so loud and annoying
por Louise H•
Jun 03, 2020
Maybe a little boring at the end but I very enjoyed the final task !
por Chatziiosifidis A•
Sep 16, 2017
Very interesting , well designed and presented, introductory course
por Clotilde D•
Feb 02, 2019
Great course, interesting topics and explanations, thanks !
por Francisco L•
Jun 26, 2019
Very interesting but some parts too solid.
por Vimal K•
Jul 20, 2020
Loved the way Dr Susan's way of explaining.
por Leonidas T•
Mar 11, 2016
Very interesting and well structure course.
por Warren C•
Apr 18, 2019
Good background for further exploration.
por Almis P S•
Jun 14, 2016
Interesting material well presented.
por Josef P•
Mar 10, 2016
Clear and insightful explanation.
por Morgan g•
Apr 17, 2020
por Nada N•
Aug 08, 2020
por Clare H•
Jan 13, 2018
This course covers a lot of very interesting material and is presented in a calm, clear, organized manner. I thought the selected materials were well-chosen and presented in a way that captured the most important ideas of the philosophers discussed. I would not recommend this course to anyone with any formal background in philosophy, as the pace is somewhat slow, and the course spends a lot of time covering some basics of philosophy. (This may be an unfair critique, since I covered this material in college. I was drawn to this course as a refresher, but also hoping to learn something new or gain a new perspective on material I had already read. Rather, this is very much an introductory survey.) As a technical issue, I did not like the "pop quizzes" interspersed into the videos. These were annoying, breaking up the flow of the lecture merely to reiterate basic points. These interruptions added no value. I also disliked the introduction to each video: while it was well-produced, it was repetitive. The into music should be only on the first video, or, at most, on the first video of every section. Not each and every video. It may seem like a little thing, but each video is short, which means you're listening to the same musical into every 5 minutes or so. This is maddening. I skipped over it, but I'd prefer if the videos were edited in a way that acknowledges that people will likely be "binge watching" these, and formatted to flow one into the other seamlessly.
por GiGi H•
Aug 30, 2016
It's ok; worth your time if you are trying to get into philosophy and want part of the proper foundation. Overall I enjoyed it and it was good as a hand-hold through the pre-Socratics and some of the most essential Platonic writings.
Pros: the videos are pretty easy to understand, and the material chosen/covered is good to know.
Cons: the video quiz questions are really...dull...and there are too many. A downside of the ease of the videos/lectures is that they don't really go that in depth, and they're nowhere near the quality I've seen in other Coursera courses (like the Kierkegaard course from UCopenhagen).