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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....



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.


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 Dr. L T K

5. Apr. 2022

E​njoyable and informative. I will keep coming back to this material to deeply consider some of the ideas presented in this course.

von Sidney C

6. Dez. 2018

I enjoyed the course and treatment by the Professor. I learned a lot about this important period in philosophy. Thank you.

von Jaafar A

31. Juli 2020

very good course, but requires more multiple choice and fill in the black exercises to be perfect.

thanks Dr. Susan Meyer.

von Francisco L

4. Juli 2019

Very complete, to be perfect, from my point of view, the course would need less material to read and a point of dynamism.

von Pedro I d L S

1. Feb. 2022

Great course. I thought I would encounter less reading but there is no reason to complain! Very didactic.

von David M

20. Juni 2016

Interesting overview. Would have appreciated more time on Hellenistic Philosophy

von Kousay a

15. März 2020

Greek Philosophers were masters of thought and logic. An excellent course!

von Mostafa B

5. Dez. 2016

This was a very enjoyable experience, thank you all for the opportunity.

von Mick H

15. Sep. 2016

Another fine MOOC by the prof. I really like her dry delivery style.

von Zeyu C

14. Jan. 2017

Though not too inclusive, it's a great course for introduction.

von Clotilde D

2. Feb. 2019

Great course, interesting topics and explanations, thanks !

von Sindhura B

20. Aug. 2016

A good starting point to ancient philosophy .

von Joy S

17. Juni 2018

pretty good info. Aristotle was weird

von Julio C N P

15. Okt. 2016

like it most the epicurean philosophy

von Sherry P

24. Sep. 2020

Loved it. Very informative

von Jp C

6. Nov. 2016

Definitely interesting.

von gregorio e

7. Apr. 2016


von Ionko N

5. Juli 2016

I don't need the teacher to read Aristotle for me. Reading is not Teaching.