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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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151 - Ancient Philosophy: Aristotle and His Successors 的 161 個評論(共 161 個)

創建者 Mick H

2016年9月15日

Another fine MOOC by the prof. I really like her dry delivery style.

創建者 Zeyu C

2017年1月14日

Though not too inclusive, it's a great course for introduction.

創建者 Clotilde D

2019年2月2日

Great course, interesting topics and explanations, thanks !

創建者 Sindhura

2016年8月20日

A good starting point to ancient philosophy .

創建者 Joy S

2018年6月17日

pretty good info. Aristotle was weird

創建者 Julio C N P

2016年10月15日

like it most the epicurean philosophy

創建者 Sherry P

2020年9月24日

Loved it. Very informative

創建者 Jp C

2016年11月6日

Definitely interesting.

創建者 gregorio e

2016年4月7日

Excellent!

創建者 N.C.

2017年8月30日

This is an okay course. The information was good, but it was delivered in a very slow manner. Overall, I think this course could be half the time it is currently listed at.

創建者 Ionko N

2016年7月5日

I don't need the teacher to read Aristotle for me. Reading is not Teaching.