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Sobre o curso

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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10 de Jan de 2021

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.

25 de Abr de 2019

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.

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por Jules P

7 de Jun de 2021

It was great and easy to discover ancient philosophy in this course !

por Faraz K

24 de Jun de 2021

Excellently constructed course for people who are new to philosophy.

por Mary S

14 de Jun de 2017

Fascinating and explained very clearly. The professor is excellent.

por Leon H

24 de Ago de 2020

Certainly a good introduction, with more content than only history.

por John D

29 de Abr de 2016

The combination of this and the related Plato course are excellent.

por Ademilton J D O

6 de Mai de 2021

Otimo curso fico honrado em ter concluído, professora maravilhosa.

por Clifton L

4 de Abr de 2020

I enjoyed this course and the lectures were professional provided.

por Simon S S

29 de Mar de 2017

Excellent course with a fitting mix of challenges and material!

por Dieter P

29 de Jan de 2021

Just like the first part, this course was a great experience.

por Barbara M

2 de Out de 2021

Great courses! Dr. Myers was very an excellent presenter.

por Anagnostopoulou E

9 de Jan de 2020

Excellent! Great outline of schedule, amazing instructor!

por christiane b

13 de Jan de 2017

Absolutely wonderful! Susan Meyer is a fabulous teacher!

por Antonio M M

20 de Ago de 2017

Professional, well-organized, instructive and enjoyable.

por 王雨嘉

8 de Ago de 2016

Though I feel it a bit hard, but it's still interesting.

por Marcelo S

15 de Ago de 2020

Wonderful! I was wishing to do this since long time.

por Mandeep K

15 de Jun de 2020

Highly recommended course for all literature lovers

por leslie l

4 de Mai de 2016

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana

por Nikolaos S

7 de Jun de 2021

Excellent course! I learned many useful things!

por Chengyue Z

30 de Jun de 2020

wonderful introduction to ancient philosophy

por Andrés F M M

1 de Jun de 2020

Very interesting course. Fully recommended.

por Luiz F F

2 de Mar de 2018

Amazing content. I enjoyed and lernt a lot.

por George C M

19 de Abr de 2016

Good course well presented and interesting.

por Sarah D

6 de Abr de 2017

A very detailed and comprehensive course.

por Edi d

25 de Set de 2016

I got more out of it than I had expected.

por Hercules C

2 de Mai de 2021

Very well-structured! Congratulations!