Feb 03, 2017
Very interesting. The questions were rather challenging. The book clarifies a lot, and porf. Holbroke has a nice way of teaching. The videos were rather enticing and very informative.
Oct 28, 2016
I wish the course was longer! The Professor did a fantastic job of making the content fascinating and engaging. Please please please make another MOOC!
von ANDRES R P D•
Feb 08, 2018
Original technique for teaching and deep capacity to search, find and expose essence of such complex matter as are this Dialogues By Plato. Funny lecture stile without loosing academy rigor.
von Paula H•
Oct 03, 2018
I learned that you don't want to have a discussion with Socrates. He will talk you in circles and give you a headache. Good class. Breaks down fairly dense reading into manageable chunks.
Jun 28, 2018
Jon Holbo was an amazing lecturer. He kept me engaged and curious throughout each week!
von Pramila K•
Jul 09, 2020
Course content is good. I have completed the course,please provide a certificate
von Wilfredo E•
Apr 21, 2019
Great course but I didn't have time to complete.
von Benjamin A O•
Dec 01, 2017
von Roman K•
Aug 16, 2018
von Amanpreet S•
Jun 13, 2018
My introduction to plato. Good course would have not read or gone through plato on my own. Now this course gives me confidence to further explore dialogues of Socrates and Plato.Course is overall good, not too concentrated and lightweight. Professor adds quite a lot of humor and tries to make subject more clear by explaining in multiple ways. Personally it was a little diluted for my taste hence felt that videos as well as book commentary could have been more concentrated.But surely recommend trying out this course to see if this something for you. Certainly course adds value and clears your understanding of these dialogues.
von Caelyn M•
Aug 26, 2016
Interesting and enjoyable; but I was looking for more of a rigorous introduction to Plato. The professor goes to a great deal of effort to make what otherwise might be a dry material engaging; but I sometimes felt like I was watching one of those science programs for children where they sell how great science with fun graphics.
von Greg G•
Aug 09, 2016
The professor's view of Plato is unique and interesting. I would not recommend this as a first look at the Dialogues, however. Also, it was difficult to see how the lectures connected to the remit of the course, to teach "reason and persuasion", in Plato's view. The course was more of a "modern take on ancient questions".
von Sunita d•
May 20, 2018
its good to join course and vedios are all helping but less is ellevorated about the flow means story. There are good reason and justified persuasion but without the base of complete stody its hard to understand them.
von jose g v w•
Jun 20, 2017
Good course, but the quizzes don't follow the logic of the exposition. Think they should explore the insights of the teacher.
von Syed A Q•
Jun 10, 2020
I felt the videos were dragged and filled with content that is not relevant to the Plato dialogues. Could have been simpler and objective.
von Amanda K•
Mar 24, 2017
Had I taken this course without prior knowledge of the subject, without a doubt I would have quit the course after the first lesson. As it is, I gladly clicked the unenroll button after 5 mins into the start of the instructor's week three video. I honestly don't know why I bothered to continue torturing myself as long as I did.
John Holbo makes grasping Plato more complicated than it needs to be. In fact, his lessons are nothing more than useless 'white noise' and ill attempts at humour.
I recommend NOT taking this course. It does not offer any enlightenment, but will only obfuscate and turn people off from wanting to understand Plato.
von Basil G•
May 16, 2020
It is obvious, for anyone who has studied Plato's dialogues for years, that the person teaching this course lacks the ability to really understand what the ancient text says and he draws his own arbitrary conclusions, which he asks his students to accept. The tests are a real joke, very funny, really "out of space" compared with the real meaning of the Plato's writtings. I can easily understand now why Socrates was sentenced to death... they misinterpeted his sayings... just like here!
von marco g•
Oct 31, 2017