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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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18. Apr. 2020

Excellent course. This course has opened up ancient philosophy to me and made it accessible. I feel I have finished the course a good understanding of such keys texts as Plato's Republic and Timaeus.

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26. Juli 2020

I have never studied Philosophy before at school or on my own, but Professor Meyer made it very clear, interesting and fascinating for me to understand. Following this course has been a pleasure!

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von Gustavo A G A

15. Mai 2017

Buena maestra, gran contenido y muy bien explicado.

von George J B

15. Mai 2016

Excellent delivery of rather interesting material!

von Itamar F

13. Feb. 2021

Excellent! Loved the lectures by professor Susan.

von Valentina P M

25. Mai 2020

Pretty good explanations and methods of teaching.

von Julio C R C

25. Aug. 2020

Me parece excelente los contenidos de este curso

von Georgina M M

19. Juni 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable. Great course! Thank you.

von Shana R

18. Mai 2020

Good content to use for my lSAC exam. Thank you

von JOHN Q

18. Feb. 2016

Interesting, well taught, and enjoyable course!

von Kazumasa S

13. Apr. 2016

Well produced videos and informative lectures.

von luz s r

28. Mai 2020

I really liked the ancient philosophy course.

von cecilia l

18. Jan. 2017

Great course. I enjoyed it very much. Thanks.

von Emil

29. Dez. 2020

Very interesting for an introductory course.

von yodhin a

13. Juni 2020

i really enjoyed learning about these things

von Thomas O

2. Nov. 2016

Quick overview, but very interesting course.

von Sohini B

21. Feb. 2016

The lectures are excellent and interesting.

von Andrea G d l T E

26. Mai 2020

Concise videos and interesting reflections

von Pedro I d L S

23. Sep. 2021

Great and very didactic for a 1st course!

von Hercules C

10. März 2021

Excellent! Well structured an presented.

von Maksim O

15. März 2016

An excellent introduction for beginners!

von Fiona w

4. Nov. 2019

I liked everything but the maths parts!

von Greg V

26. Apr. 2016

amazing course , really enjoying this !

von Raquel E

15. Mai 2020

Philosophy is logic. Logic is needed!

von Kormpakis K

28. Juni 2016

Very interesting and helpful subject.

von Mariano C

7. Mai 2021

Thanks a lot. I want be phiolosopher

von Laura M P

1. Mai 2020

Excellent! Complete and interesting!