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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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LG
2019年4月25日

Excellent course, Pr. Sauvé-Meyer keeps the material very engaging, and makes it very clear and easily accessible. Knowing how difficult the original texts are sometimes, this is very valuable.

AT
2021年1月10日

This is an excellent course. The lecturer presents the material very clearly, carefully bringing out what is at stake in the views and arguments of the Greek thinkers and schools she considers.

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創建者 Chris P

2017年5月22日

i learned from this lecture that aristotle is true genius and I sincerely give admiration to the lecturer thanks for the work you have done

創建者 Matthew A

2019年11月27日

I honestly looked forward to this class at the end of each work day. Modest course work and excellent lectures and discussion exercises.

創建者 FRANCISCO D

2020年7月7日

A great survey of Aristotle and his successors. I´m very glad to have finished this course, taught by a great professor and writer.

創建者 Vangel V

2018年7月27日

Excellent overview of Aristotle, the Epicureans, and Stoics. The ideas were clearly expressed in a way that makes learning easier.

創建者 Deleted A

2016年10月31日

This was an enjoyable course. The professor through her explanations made what could be difficult concepts understandable and fun.

創建者 Cees O

2020年3月29日

Excellent course that gives a good introduction into Aristotles thinking. Very well taught by the instructor, very clear!

創建者 Francisco J J

2016年5月23日

Outstanding course for those who don't fear the important questions, such as: "What makes a good life?". Don't miss it!

創建者 Todd B T

2020年12月16日

I really enjoyed this course, And with the other 2 courses in philosophy I've already taken I've really learned alot.

創建者 Marco A S A A

2020年5月19日

It has helped me to understand the four causes and the difference between the Epicurian school and the stoic school.

創建者 Jacob R

2016年10月27日

Very good basic introduction to the philosophers and their ideas. Very succinct while staying true to the content!

創建者 Linda

2017年4月26日

The professor is very great, she stated clealy and intersting about Ancient Philosophy. I love very much. useful!

創建者 Ying X

2017年3月27日

learned a lot about the subject under the guidance of Professor Meyer that's otherwise hard to study independently

創建者 Camilo A G R

2016年3月11日

This course give us a particular synthetical view of ancient thought with a particular conciseness and precision.

創建者 Хан Е И

2018年2月27日

Very well-prepared and informative course. I've really enjoyed reading and listening to the lectures. Thank you!

創建者 IOANNA L

2020年5月25日

I think that this course is very useful. It helped me understanding several topics of ancient greek philosophy.

創建者 Kayhan A

2020年5月9日

Wonderful course. Learnt a lot of information about Greek philosopher Aristotle and those that followed him.

創建者 Serena S

2017年1月12日

I loved this course, the Professor is thoughtful and insightful. It was a treat to take this course!

創建者 Olivia R

2016年6月20日

Meyer is a great teacher and I look forward to more courses by her if she continues to release them

創建者 Alexandre N

2020年12月20日

Excellent ! Aristote explained clearly. Stoics & Épicurians very well explained ans distinguished

創建者 Simon M

2020年5月28日

The teacher was excellent, especially in her clear explanations of the Stoics vs the Epicureans.

創建者 Antonia Y

2016年3月7日

Very good professor. She explains everything clearly and is really enthusiastic about the topic.

創建者 Dimitris S

2018年11月30日

Fully satisfied. A course that provides us skills to endure our ordeals, and manage our lives.

創建者 Carole L P

2020年6月4日

Really great course. Learned so much about Aristotle. Good course. Glad to have taken it.

創建者 Jamie L

2019年8月4日

awesome course!! lots of takeaways from the teacher who really makes complex theories clear.