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.
Apr 26, 2019
Excellent course, Pr. Sauv?-Meyer keeps the material very engaging, and makes it very clear and easily accessible. Knowing how difficult the original texts are sometimes, this is very valuable.
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 Leonidas T•
Mar 11, 2016
Very interesting and well structure course.
por Almis P S•
Jun 14, 2016
Interesting material well presented.
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 Alina S•
Jun 02, 2016
everything is fine but the music before each lecture is so loud and annoying
por Jackson H•
Mar 18, 2018
This course is pretty good. I'm not a fan of peer reviewing, I'd rather have TA's do it, but I realize that is logistically impossible. Other than that the professor is pretty good and makes phil
por Axel L•
Aug 10, 2016
...excellent course for beginners but also for advanced - you will get always a new point of view.
por antonio S•
Jul 21, 2016
very knowledgeable professor. only recommendation for the course is to make single quizzes not two per week. either way you can do them at your own pace. It is an introduction course, but very well presented and it goes through many important texts
por Joseph G•
Jun 08, 2018
I really enjoyed this course and learned so much from it. However the professor's monotone voice is reminiscent of too many professors I have had over the years that put me to sleep. I found it difficult to pay attention at times because of this even though I was very interested in the subject matter. She seems very knowledgeable about the subject, so perhaps taking a public speaking course would prove beneficial. Other than that I loved the course and am excited to take part two starting in a few days!
por David M•
Jun 05, 2016
A good introduction to Ancient Greek Philosophy, though not as in depth as it could be
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 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 Josef P•
Mar 10, 2016
Clear and insightful explanation.
por Kurt S•
Feb 13, 2017
Liked it a lot: pretty straight forward, nice introduction, although I missed a bit of a timeline (or figure of a timeline - I actually had this image from wikipedia always available:
por Thomas H•
Nov 26, 2016
The course was good and informative. I did find it somewhat simple and not very challenging (until the final project), but with going to work and with a busy schedule it was perfect and left little excuse for not completing it. Thank you for providing a free opportunity to learn.
por Chatziiosifidis A•
Sep 16, 2017
Very interesting , well designed and presented, introductory course
por Warren C•
Apr 18, 2019
Good background for further exploration.
por Tamer D•
May 05, 2019
I like the course. I thank the professor for simplifying abstract concepts to students with no special knowledge in philosophy like myself. It would have been great if there were slides associated with the course. I hope there would be more courses discussing more recent philosophers like Nietzsche and Kant.
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 Francisco L•
Jun 26, 2019
Very interesting but some parts too solid.
por Mrigank G•
Jan 13, 2019
Content is interesting but the teaching style could be more engaging
por Mick H•
Aug 30, 2016
Heavy going! Informative though - and an engaging teacher.
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).
por Nick d U•
May 09, 2016
The course material is OK; the lectures are fun and interesting, but to pass the course you need to submit an assignment that is subjected to peer review and you will need to get approval by all of your peers. However the act of subscribing to a MOOC alone does not make people suited to review other peoples work...
por Julie C•
Apr 12, 2016
The professor is animated and clearly loves her subject. I don't think we need to stop so frequently to ask a quiz question though. It's best to keep going on one subject without interruption.