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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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AT

10. Jan. 2021

This is an excellent course. The lecturer presents the material very clearly, carefully bringing out what is at stake in the views and arguments of the Greek thinkers and schools she considers.

LG

25. Apr. 2019

Excellent course, Pr. Sauvé-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.

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von Chengyue Z

30. Juni 2020

wonderful introduction to ancient philosophy

von Andrés F M M

1. Juni 2020

Very interesting course. Fully recommended.

von Luiz F F

2. März 2018

Amazing content. I enjoyed and lernt a lot.

von George C M

19. Apr. 2016

Good course well presented and interesting.

von Sarah D

6. Apr. 2017

A very detailed and comprehensive course.

von Edi d

25. Sep. 2016

I got more out of it than I had expected.

von Hercules C

2. Mai 2021

Very well-structured! Congratulations!

von Russell D

7. Feb. 2017

Excellent introduction to Aristotle.

von Simón A C G

14. Sep. 2021

t​he pace and structure are amazing

von kiara a

21. Juli 2020

MUY BUEN CURSO,CON TEMAS COMPLETOS

von Bart S

24. Jan. 2020

excellent survey, learned a lot!!

von Patrick W

9. Juli 2017

Extremely interesting! Thank you!

von Prashant S S

2. Mai 2019

Very nice and informative course

von 김하희

11. Aug. 2018

I loved this lecture. Thank you!

von JOHN Q

17. März 2016

Great course. Thanks so much.

von Kacper G

18. Feb. 2020

Clara Non Sunt Interpretanda

von Joanna C

18. Okt. 2017

Interesting and informative.

von Charlotta S R

3. Sep. 2016

great course ( part e of 2)

von Tomas M

19. Juni 2021

Amazing course. Thank you.

von Чафонов В В

14. Mai 2022

Good introductory course!

von John V T

2. Juni 2017

Very Exceptional Course

von Zhou X

25. Mai 2016

Short and sweat course!

von William

23. Juni 2016

An enlightening course

von ELISABETH S

8. Mai 2016

more than great!!!