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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....


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.

8. März 2016

Good intro to early Greek philosophy. Dr Meyer has a simple and subtly humorous approach to the material. Dr Meyer makes the subject approachable so that the student wants to do further reading.

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von imvcs

29. März 2016

Very well delivered and an Enriching learning experience...

von Warren D W

9. Okt. 2021

Enlightening to say the least. Challenging but rewarding!

von Alexandru T

21. Apr. 2020

Wonderful introduction to the world of ancient philosophy!

von Natalia G

21. März 2019

Clear course to get introduced into ancient philosophers.

von matias j

25. Apr. 2020

An amazing trip throughout the ancient greek philosophy.

von Warley R

30. Okt. 2016

Great course, excellent curriculum and teaching method.

von Najib A A A A

12. Aug. 2020

This course is very important to understand the living


9. Juni 2020

Very wholesome experience studying Ancient Philosophy!

von Jary v B

7. März 2016

Excellent teacher. Great introduction into philosophy.

von Steffen W

29. Mai 2020

fantastic course, very well explained and structured!

von Juvenal N

23. Apr. 2020

Excellent course and tutor! Highly recommended! AAA++

von Jacob

24. Okt. 2019

Very well spoken outline of Greek philosophy. Thanks.

von Priya B

2. Aug. 2020

Excellent content and very well explained/delivered.

von Andrew F

29. Juni 2020

Wonderful explication of Plato and his predecessors.

von Callie G

4. Mai 2020

Well-articulated lectures, and good reading material

von Vilmos F

30. Apr. 2020

It made things very easy to understand and exciting.

von Achyuth N

26. Aug. 2020

It certainly increased my curiosity in this matter.

von Paul A A

15. Sep. 2019

Well done. A little superficial, but a great start.

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