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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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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.

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.

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von Abid A

7. Juni 2020

Great course , well explained, recommend to anybody who have no background in philosophy.

von ABELARDO S B S

10. Okt. 2016

Excellent course for beginners. Thanks to Prof. Susan Sauvé Meyer and the Coursera staff.

von Felipe V R

14. Juni 2016

A fantastic course, simple, high-level and didactic, rare thing to see. congratulations!

von Feng L Y

21. Juli 2016

I like the quiz between subjects in every video courses. It is really interesting.

von Ravitte K

1. Nov. 2016

Well done and thought provoking. Only good things to say about the professor.

von Deleted A

16. Apr. 2016

This is one of my top three favorite courses I've taken on Coursera so far!

von Muhammad A

25. Juni 2016

This is an interesting and enjoyable course of well connected study units.

von Vaibhav A

26. Mai 2020

Loved it! Such an insightful observation into Ancient Greek philosophy!

von Jules P

7. Juni 2021

It was great and easy to discover ancient philosophy in this course !

von Faraz K

24. Juni 2021

Excellently constructed course for people who are new to philosophy.

von Mary S

14. Juni 2017

Fascinating and explained very clearly. The professor is excellent.

von Leon H

24. Aug. 2020

Certainly a good introduction, with more content than only history.

von John D

29. Apr. 2016

The combination of this and the related Plato course are excellent.

von Ademilton J D O

6. Mai 2021

Otimo curso fico honrado em ter concluído, professora maravilhosa.

von Clifton L

4. Apr. 2020

I enjoyed this course and the lectures were professional provided.

von Simon S S

29. März 2017

Excellent course with a fitting mix of challenges and material!

von Dieter P

29. Jan. 2021

Just like the first part, this course was a great experience.

von Lin P

18. Juli 2022

Great course, really enjoyed it and learned a lot, Thanks!

von Barbara M

2. Okt. 2021

Great courses! Dr. Myers was very an excellent presenter.

von Stinking B

9. Jan. 2020

Excellent! Great outline of schedule, amazing instructor!

von christiane b

13. Jan. 2017

Absolutely wonderful! Susan Meyer is a fabulous teacher!

von Antonio M M

20. Aug. 2017

Professional, well-organized, instructive and enjoyable.

von 王雨嘉

8. Aug. 2016

Though I feel it a bit hard, but it's still interesting.

von Marcelo S

15. Aug. 2020

Wonderful! I was wishing to do this since long time.

von Mandeep K

15. Juni 2020

Highly recommended course for all literature lovers