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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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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 Torsten P

16. Nov. 2020

Brilliant course, wish I had learned some of this in school or college

von Nguyen T T K

19. Jan. 2017

This course sucessfully introduced me to acient philosophy. I love it!

von Saúl A

30. Jan. 2017

This is a very interesting and complete course. Totally recomendable.

von Mary S

14. Juni 2017

Fascinating and explained very clearly. The professor is excellent.

von Eshwar K

11. Apr. 2021

I like the way you guys are designed the program Thanks to Coursera

von ANA S A

1. Juni 2020

It is a great course. Keeps you thinking and looking to go further.

von Ilya K

10. März 2016

One of the best structured intro course on Plato and pre-socratics.

von yohana a

16. Apr. 2021

Excellent course, great teacher and material. Highly recommended!!

von Lenka G B

1. Okt. 2020

Muy buen curso, excelente profesora. Es claro y logra profundidad.

von michelle o

2. Mai 2020

Really interesting, the lectures were calm and enjoyable, thanks

von Vinicius S

23. Apr. 2018

Is Great, step by step i learn more and more without this course.

von Kenny S

2. Feb. 2018

Awesome Instructor added to my knowledge in Philosophy.Thank you.

von Don C

1. März 2021

An introductory course that will awaken your philosophical mind.

von Anna,Androvitsanea

11. Aug. 2016

An excellent introduction to the world of Plato and its origins.

von Dieter P

13. Dez. 2020

Content, structure and delivery of this course are outstanding.

von Armida S

18. Juni 2020

It was sufficiently comprehensive for a complex period of time.

von Garry S

1. Mai 2019

Fantastic course. Great content. Just what I was looking for!

von Deleted A

3. Mai 2021

It's very interesting. I sure I will continue with Aristotle.

von Stephen W

8. März 2017

Wonderful course! Can't wait to start Part 2 of the series...

von Angelo G M B

8. Okt. 2020

Me pareció fascinante, sorprendente y totalmente apasionante

von Ola K

22. Okt. 2017

This is the foundation to most, if not all, modern thinking.

von Arijit D

2. Apr. 2016

Excellent course, a brief survey of pre-Socratic philosophy.

von Sabrina M

13. Mai 2021

This course is very good and the teacher is clear and nice.

von David M H Q

14. Nov. 2020

Ha sido un curso estupendo, deseando de empezar el segundo.

von Amy X

7. Aug. 2020

this course is a great gift for the world that is in crisis