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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Aristotle’s Categories

6 videos (Total 49 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Introduction to Aristotle5m
Subjects and Predicates8m
Universals and Particulars8m
Substance and Subject11m
Subjects of Change8m
1 reading
Aristotle's Categories10m
2 practice exercises
Subjects and Predicates10m
Substances & Subjects10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Aristotle's Natural Philosophy

6 videos (Total 57 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Nature12m
Is Form or Matter Nature?5m
The Four Causes10m
Natural Teleology10m
Soul As Cause8m
2 readings
Aristotle's Physics10m
Aristotle's On the Soul10m
3 practice exercises
Change & Nature6m
Causes in Nature10m
Aristotelian Souls4m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Aristotle's Ethics

9 videos (Total 83 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
The First Mover of the Cosmos9m
The Unmoved Mover10m
The Goal of Life7m
What Are You Doing With Your Life?6m
Happiness and Living Well9m
Pleasure and the Human Function9m
Virtue of Character8m
Godlike Virtue10m
2 readings
Aristotle's Metaphysics10m
Aristotle's Ethics10m
2 practice exercises
The Unmoved Mover10m
Aristotle's Ethics10m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Epicureanism

8 videos (Total 66 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Nature and the Gods9m
Therapeutic Philosophy9m
Death Is Nothing To Us6m
What's Wrong With Death?7m
Ataraxia8m
Restricting Desire7m
Enduring Pain8m
4 readings
The Letter to Menoeceus10m
The Letter of Epicurus to Herodotus10m
On the nature of the gods10m
Principal Doctrines10m
2 practice exercises
Gods and Death8m
Pleasure and Pain12m
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Top reviews from Ancient Philosophy: Aristotle and His Successors

By LGApr 26th 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.

By JBFeb 2nd 2019

This is an excellent course! The professor is well-timed and the resource material well-selected. In-depth treatment of Aristotle, the Stoics, and the Epicureans. Highly recommended.

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Susan Sauvé Meyer

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Department of Philosophy

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