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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....



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.


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.


176 - Ancient Philosophy: Aristotle and His Successors 的 185 個評論(共 185 個)

創建者 Zeyu C


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

創建者 Clotilde D


Great course, interesting topics and explanations, thanks !

創建者 Sindhura B


A good starting point to ancient philosophy .

創建者 Joy S


pretty good info. Aristotle was weird

創建者 Julio C N P


like it most the epicurean philosophy

創建者 Sherry P


Loved it. Very informative

創建者 Jp C


Definitely interesting.

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創建者 N.C.


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


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