Jan 08, 2016
One of the best professors i've ever come across! If the teacher is so passionate about the subject material as well as conveying the ideas, the course will be excellent. This is one of those courses.
Aug 02, 2019
It was a fabulous journey, and brought me so much nearer to the great minds of the 18th and especially the 19th century, reading original texts, and listening to Prof Roth's wonderful interpretations.
By Tobias G•
Oct 12, 2015
The presentation of Kant's philosophy is quite inaccurate. All in all, though, this is a great course!
By Uttam S•
May 17, 2017
Great course! Writing assignments were really helpful.
By Warren C•
Jan 25, 2019
Fascinating overview of what 'Modern' might mean.
By Richard B•
Sep 04, 2015
though the flow of ideologies eventually became distinguishable, the comments on the several artists and philosophers noted were woefully uninformed and inadequate, even distorted, and the professor's eventual humming and hawing, irritating in the extreme, suggested that he was not at all prepared for his lectures - the final presentation of paintings without commentary at all was thus both a relief from his indecision and, at all of twenty minutes, an outrageous waste of time having left all of these however masterful works without any appreciable context
By Lynne R•
May 20, 2016
This course is wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. BUT, it is not well monitored, the peer review process is broken and questions are not answered, making it frustrating. For example, I wrote an essay and received a non-passing grade. I re-wrote it and submitted it. The comments back were very good, but the grade remained a non-passing one. Very difficult to figure it out. I posted a request for clarification and received no response. So, course GREAT, administration of course, not so much.
By Joyce U•
Jul 04, 2019
For me as an Artist; I am challenged , having to listen to the lectures several times to get it. The professor's presentations are AWESOME. The knowledge that I am acquiring is well worth it. It has been a few weeks... struggling so not being able to complete the essays; I tried to at least finish the lectures. I wasn't allowed, disappointed.
By İLKİN B•
Oct 20, 2015
On scientific and philosophical reflections there are unbalanced focusing and biased approach to Enlightenment tradition of thoughts and Utilitarions views in particular, on the very contrary to what Prof. Shapiro explains in his MOOC "Moral Foundations of Politics".
By Andressa C•
Sep 14, 2015
It's a little annoying, because the videos are the same all the time... but the professor is very good, he knows so much about filosofy!
By Glenn O•
Jun 23, 2016
Only average. Much is said, little information delivered.
By Nicholas K•
Mar 01, 2016
Interesting start to week 1, looking forward to week 2.
By Sang Y D•
Mar 25, 2016
I advice NOT to take this course.
Why: the professor is never there to read your assignments. He leaves that totally to other students like yourself, to grade your written assignments, and, they do not read and give you a RANDOM grade in 2 seconds.
Don't take it, you will waste sooo much time on this one.
By Michael N R•
Jun 13, 2016
Not as advertized and way too much peer rating stuff--we do all the work the instructor does little or none--too much peer raqting stuff which I despise. And there seems to be no way to un-enroll.
By Paul M•
Apr 20, 2017
Only one star as it was not made clear you could also get 1/5 points in assignments noted as ties but no further explanation. I don't think I will bother with part 2
By Ron S•
Sep 07, 2015
The videos lag behind, and the readings the first one of the first week, the link was broken