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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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126 - Ancient Philosophy: Aristotle and His Successors 的 150 個評論(共 173 個)

創建者 Kacper G

2020年2月18日

Clara Non Sunt Interpretanda

創建者 Joanna C

2017年10月18日

Interesting and informative.

創建者 Charlotta S R

2016年9月3日

great course ( part e of 2)

創建者 John V T

2017年6月2日

Very Exceptional Course

創建者 Zhou X

2016年5月25日

Short and sweat course!

創建者 William

2016年6月23日

An enlightening course

創建者 ELISABETH S

2016年5月8日

more than great!!!

創建者 Stephen W

2017年3月29日

Wonderful course!

創建者 Wes D S

2017年3月29日

Loved the course!

創建者 Cédric H

2016年4月4日

Excellent course.

創建者 Luyao Z

2017年1月26日

Great class!

創建者 Matthew V

2020年8月17日

I loved it!

創建者 Paul C

2017年3月8日

Superb. En

創建者 Abdulaziz S B

2019年12月10日

Excellent

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2019年2月28日

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創建者 Jorge G

2020年7月1日

Superb!

創建者 이근영

2019年1月31日

Cool

創建者 Rajneesh T

2020年4月10日

NA

創建者 박기현

2019年1月31日

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創建者 Charles E M

2018年4月29日

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創建者 William ( A

2021年1月4日

Great job organizing and presenting this material. Assuming you are open to hear of possible ways to improve on an already great job, my suggestion would be to expand the Aristotle material a bit and include a discussion of his work developing syllogistic logic. In addition I believe there is an important contrast between Aristotle and Plato it would be worth illuminating-- Plato was all about deductive reasoning, and it was Aristotle, in turning Plato's worldview upside down by declaring that we can trust our senses-- i.e. it is the observable concretes that are the true source of reality and "unrecallable" knowledge. One could argue from this that the genesis of empirical research rests with Aristotle.

創建者 Antonia T B

2019年5月18日

The course is nice but it's a pity that the professor didn't start with Aristotle's ethics (which is the coolest part of his philosophy in my opinion). The first part of the course was extremely boring. The parts about Epicurus and Stoicism were very interesting. The final assignments are nor being reviewed. I finished the course and I'm still waiting to get my Certificate. That's very annoying. Also, there are no Mentors replying. That's a pity. Greetings / Antonia

創建者 Eshana B

2019年6月30日

Not being a prior student of philosophy, or rather arts, I had a very different idea about this discipline. After taking the first week's course, I am pretty much enthusiastic about what is yet to come and look forward to learning more.

The course content seems good for me as an introduction.

Wish it included some more realistic examples from life which we can find witty and can relate to our lives.

創建者 Kenneth M

2016年4月4日

Clearly presented.course which focuses only on the principal question and themes of each of the 4 philosophies. I found it extremely valuable as it structured in a logical way these issues and also related themt modern life. My only criticism relates to the grading method of the final assignment 0 or 1 is far too simplistic.

創建者 Harvey

2020年6月21日

I really enjoyed the content and how well it was delivered. She really knows what she is talking about! My only constructive comment would be to somehow make for real-time discussion between students ... after all, we are talking philosophy here. As we have seen with the virus the technology certainly exists.