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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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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.

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.

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por Russell D

7 de Fev de 2017

Excellent introduction to Aristotle.

por Simón A C G

14 de Set de 2021

t​he pace and structure are amazing

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por Bart S

24 de Jan de 2020

excellent survey, learned a lot!!

por Patrick W

9 de Jul de 2017

Extremely interesting! Thank you!

por Prashant S S

2 de Mai de 2019

Very nice and informative course

por 김하희

11 de Ago de 2018

I loved this lecture. Thank you!

por JOHN Q

17 de Mar de 2016

Great course. Thanks so much.

por Kacper G

18 de Fev de 2020

Clara Non Sunt Interpretanda

por Joanna C

18 de Out de 2017

Interesting and informative.

por Charlotta S R

3 de Set de 2016

great course ( part e of 2)

por Tomas M

19 de Jun de 2021

Amazing course. Thank you.

por John V T

2 de Jun de 2017

Very Exceptional Course

por Zhou X

25 de Mai de 2016

Short and sweat course!

por William

23 de Jun de 2016

An enlightening course


8 de Mai de 2016

more than great!!!

por Leo T

3 de Jan de 2022

V​ery good course

por An H T

2 de Set de 2021

​Awesome lecture!

por Stephen W

29 de Mar de 2017

Wonderful course!

por Wes D S

29 de Mar de 2017

Loved the course!

por Cédric H

4 de Abr de 2016

Excellent course.

por Luyao Z

26 de Jan de 2017

Great class!

por Matthew V

17 de Ago de 2020

I loved it!

por Paul C

8 de Mar de 2017

Superb. En