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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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Aristotle’s Categories

Aristotle’s anti-Platonic metaphysics: the ultimate realities are ordinary objects of our experience, like people and animals. Each of these is a substances, the most fundamental type of being....
Reading
6 vídeos (Total de 49 min), 1 leitura, 2 testes
Video6 videos
Introduction to Aristotle5min
Subjects and Predicates8min
Universals and Particulars8min
Substance and Subject11min
Subjects of Change8min
Reading1 leituras
Aristotle's Categories10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Subjects and Predicates10min
Substances & Subjects10min

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2 horas para concluir

Aristotle's Natural Philosophy

Natural substances have matter and form, and natural processes are goal-directed. Every living thing, plants and animals included, has a soul that moves it....
Reading
6 vídeos (Total de 57 min), 2 leituras, 3 testes
Video6 videos
Nature12min
Is Form or Matter Nature?5min
The Four Causes10min
Natural Teleology10min
Soul As Cause8min
Reading2 leituras
Aristotle's Physics10min
Aristotle's On the Soul10min
Quiz3 exercícios práticos
Change & Nature6min
Causes in Nature10min
Aristotelian Souls4min

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2 horas para concluir

Aristotle's Ethics

The motion of the universe is eternal and its cause is an eternal unmoved mover, Aristotle’s god. Our goal in life is to achieve happiness, which comes in two varieties: the human happiness we achieve by exercising the virtues of character, and the godlike happiness we achieve when we grasp eternal truths....
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9 vídeos (Total de 83 min), 2 leituras, 2 testes
Video9 videos
The First Mover of the Cosmos9min
The Unmoved Mover10min
The Goal of Life7min
What Are You Doing With Your Life?6min
Happiness and Living Well9min
Pleasure and the Human Function9min
Virtue of Character8min
Godlike Virtue10min
Reading2 leituras
Aristotle's Metaphysics10min
Aristotle's Ethics10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
The Unmoved Mover10min
Aristotle's Ethics10min

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Epicureanism

Epicureans return to the atomism of Democritus, and find no purpose in nature. Philosophy is a therapeutic practice that removes fear and anxiety and provides us with the tranquility (ataraxia) of the gods....
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8 vídeos (Total de 66 min), 4 leituras, 2 testes
Video8 videos
Nature and the Gods9min
Therapeutic Philosophy9min
Death Is Nothing To Us6min
What's Wrong With Death?7min
Ataraxia8min
Restricting Desire7min
Enduring Pain8min
Reading4 leituras
The Letter to Menoeceus10min
The Letter of Epicurus to Herodotus10min
On the nature of the gods10min
Principal Doctrines10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Gods and Death8min
Pleasure and Pain12min
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por DVAug 19th 2016

Very much enjoyed this course. Some areas were a review but in others I was able to gain a great deal of new insight into the philosophies that were covered. Many Thanks!

por NKJul 13th 2017

Absolutely amazing course. Very excellent teacher. She is eloquent, knowledgable and effective at teaching. The only sad part is that she only has 2 courses on Coursera.

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Susan Sauvé Meyer

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Department of Philosophy

Sobre University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

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