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學生對 新加坡国立大学 提供的 推论和劝说:通过柏拉图的三次对话进行思考 的評價和反饋

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In this course we study the ancient, Socratic art of blowing up your beliefs as you go, to make sure they're built to last. We spend six weeks studying three Platonic dialogues - "Euthyphro", "Meno", "Republic" Book I - then two weeks pondering a pair of footnotes to Plato: contemporary moral theory and moral psychology. Platonic? Socratic? Socrates was the teacher, but he said he never did. Plato was the student who put words in his teacher's mouth. You'll get a feel for it. We have a book: the new 4th edition of "Reason and Persuasion", by the instructor (and his wife, Belle Waring, the translator.) It contains the Plato you need, plus introductory material and in-depth, chapter-length commentaries. (Don't worry! John Holbo knows better than to read his book to the camera. The videos cover the same material, but the presentation is different.) The book is offered free in PDF form - the whole thing, and individual chapter slices. It is also available in print and other e-editions. See the course content for links and information. The course is suitable for beginning students of Plato and philosophy, but is intended to offer something to more advanced students as well. We seek new, odd angles on old, basic angles. Tricky! The strategy is to make a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary approach. Lots of contemporary connections, to make the weird bits intuitive; plus plenty of ancient color, still bright after all these years. So: arguments and ideas, new possibilities, old stories, fun facts. Plus cartoons. The results can get elaborate (some book chapters and some lesson videos run long.) But each video comes with a brief summary of its contents. The lessons progress. I put them in this order for reasons. But there's no reason you can't skip over and around to find whatever seems most interesting. There are any number of self-contained mini-courses contained in this 8-week course. You are welcome to them. Plato has meant different things to different people. He's got his own ideas, no doubt. (Also, his own Ideas.) But these have, over the centuries, been worn into crossing paths for other feet; been built up into new platforms for projecting other voices. (Plato did it to Socrates, so fair is fair.) So your learning outcome should be: arrival somewhere interesting, in your head, where you haven't been before. I wouldn't presume to dictate more exactly....



Very interesting. The questions were rather challenging. The book clarifies a lot, and porf. Holbroke has a nice way of teaching. The videos were rather enticing and very informative.


I wish the course was longer! The Professor did a fantastic job of making the content fascinating and engaging. Please please please make another MOOC!


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創建者 Tracy T


I never would have thought Plato would be captivating, but this course brings the Dialogues to life!

創建者 Chanya


This course is very good . Recoomended to take this and it help you to be good in your thouhgt

創建者 Matthew K


Excellent course, entertaining and informative teacher, no previous Plato experience required!

創建者 Adam M


Professor Holbo is simply a fantastic lecturer. I hope he produces more courses for Coursera.

創建者 Yana H


Engaging and interesting course from the coolest professor you'll ever have.

創建者 Daniel S


Outstanding professor, brings Philosophy to life ... really enjoyed it

創建者 Mark A S


One of the best courses I've ever taken, period.

Mark Stephens


創建者 MARK P


Much to interest and well explained in an entertaining mannner.

創建者 Tarek H


Exceptionally interesting. Love professor Holbo! Thank you.

創建者 Yael H


Wonderful, funny, thought provoking, rich, and very clear

創建者 Joerg P


Cool lecture, I thorough enjoyed it and recommend it

創建者 Nhat L


Highly recommend to study. Very informative course

創建者 nasser e


Very good course and an exceptional instructor

創建者 Nicholas H


thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening

創建者 Clive D


Very good and interesting course.

創建者 Subrahmanyan M


Well designed

simplified course

創建者 Michael E


Lecturer is actually socrates

創建者 rosario r c


Very interesting. Thank you.

創建者 Tim B


learned a lot abouit Plato

創建者 Lucy


Extremely funny and witty.

創建者 kobie l


Teaches how to think

創建者 Roberto R


wonderfuff, thanks

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創建者 Wes D S


Lot to learn about Plato, same with the other course I'm taking On Plato which was great. I wish the instructor, no offense, taught more and told jokes less. I get what he was trying to do I think, but it made it seem like the vids were for starters and then you had hard tests that he didn't prepare you for in the videos. Much easier that I had already read much of Plato and then could read the excerpts for the test or I would have had a real difficult time getting through this course. It was difficult because you had to do a lot of the reading and sometimes it wasn't clear what answers where expected from the reading, perhaps my reading comprehension isn't as good as it should be. It was still a good challenging course though. I could respectfully disagree with how the material was presented though. Hopefully I can find time to join forums and get more out of it as I've finished the class before the class has officially started.