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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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2020년 4월 18일

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.


2020년 7월 26일

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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Ancient Philosophy: Plato & His Predecessors의 416개 리뷰 중 126~150

교육 기관: Eduardo A D

2020년 6월 24일

I strongly recommend this course. It's A life changer! Ms. Meyer is a great Professor, and a wise person, she was able to create on me the hunger for knowledge.

교육 기관: DAVID W

2021년 5월 24일

Succinct and to the point, this course provides the basics about Plato and the pre-Socrates in a straightforward and easily understandable manner. Well done!

교육 기관: Marquitta F

2020년 5월 25일

I really enjoyed this class. It was definitely challenging and took the time that was recommended. Though confusing at times I learned a lot from this class.

교육 기관: Bill D

2018년 6월 30일

Great Course, wonderful professor—highly recommend and I will be jumping on the second part of the this course soonest. Thank you for putting this togehter,.

교육 기관: Abhijith J

2021년 4월 29일

This course helped to understand the initial thoughts of to what were the initial questions of philosophy and evoluation of those thoughts.

교육 기관: Marcela C

2019년 1월 30일

Great teacher, it really captures the essence of the ancient philosophers and teaches you the general views in their different philosophical perspectives.

교육 기관: Kate G

2017년 9월 25일

This course was written wonderfully, the lectures are clear & detailed - the curriculum is cohesive, sensible, and useful. Really great course & teacher.

교육 기관: José P d F J

2020년 4월 17일


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교육 기관: Rajeev J

2020년 5월 17일

I've been wanting to learn about philosophy for a very long time. This course allowed me to get a nice overview. Can't wait to take other courses!

교육 기관: Tracy T

2016년 5월 14일

An excellent course introducing Platonic philosophy along with the ideas of his predecessors, such as Socrates. Well-organized and well presented.

교육 기관: Doranelly M

2021년 11월 18일

Well organized information. The explanations are very clear and allow a better understanding of the readings. I liked it, I found it interesting.

교육 기관: Carlos B

2018년 2월 10일

A unique and wonderful opportunity to learn about the basis of philosophical inquiry. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and talent teacher Susan.

교육 기관: Roberto

2020년 6월 29일

Very interesting, useful and didactic. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn how to make better decisions in life or business.

교육 기관: ruben s

2016년 3월 14일

I didn't have philosophy at school, this was my first serious contact with it, and I was amazed! Loved it from the first to the last lesson

교육 기관: Germán K

2019년 5월 17일

Una muy buena experiencia para ordenar los conocimientos y profundizar las temáticas con la orientación de la profesora Susan Sauvé Meyer.

교육 기관: Aimi I

2016년 5월 9일

very useful and helpful course. I know more about philosophy since taking this course, which is the objective. therefore it is successful.

교육 기관: Eduardo O B

2020년 7월 13일

It has been a great experience, a first-rate teacher who helped me to think, to force myself to question ideas in a methodical way.

교육 기관: Bruno I

2020년 5월 3일

I loved it! Great lectures and readings! I learned a lot about the pre socratics. Also, this course changed my vision about Plato.

교육 기관: Matija K

2017년 2월 15일

Superb! Simple yet not simplistic. Nicely and clearly presented, with all the most important ideas covered. Perfect introduction.

교육 기관: Heather S

2020년 12월 29일

Very informative, made the subject really easy to relate to.Professor was very personable and engaging, thanks for a fun class!

교육 기관: Octavio P

2020년 5월 4일

Nice course, very pedagogical. Susan really masters the subjects and makes the lessons much easier than one would have thought.

교육 기관: Susan S

2020년 3월 9일

At first I did not really want to learn about the Pre-Socratics, but I was really impressed by how the lectures hung together.

교육 기관: Laura M

2021년 1월 31일

I truly enjoyed this course, it has helped my thinking process, and it has increased my curiosity about philosophy ever more.

교육 기관: Laura V

2020년 9월 1일

The teacher's is very clear when explaining, I wold have love to have her as my teacher in highschool!. Love all the subjects

교육 기관: Bruce F

2020년 8월 10일

Not only was the content - video and writing - compelling, I feel vey lucky to have had Susan Sauve Meyer as out instructor.