Excellent course. This course has opened up ancient philosophy to me and made it accessible. I feel I have finished the course a good understanding of such keys texts as Plato's Republic and Timaeus.
Good intro to early Greek philosophy. Dr Meyer has a simple and subtly humorous approach to the material. Dr Meyer makes the subject approachable so that the student wants to do further reading.
By Duarte M•
I liked the content, but the valuation system is flawed, first is very very very easy; second the peer system is bad.
I would like to have a more challenging quizes and actually exams, and a more demanding essay.
I really liked the teacher, but despite the fact you cover a lot of subjects, you can go more deep, although was not mere superficial knowledge.
By Nick d U•
The course material is OK; the lectures are fun and interesting, but to pass the course you need to submit an assignment that is subjected to peer review and you will need to get approval by all of your peers. However the act of subscribing to a MOOC alone does not make people suited to review other peoples work...
By Julie C•
The professor is animated and clearly loves her subject. I don't think we need to stop so frequently to ask a quiz question though. It's best to keep going on one subject without interruption.
By Mrigank G•
Content is interesting but the teaching style could be more engaging
By Mick H•
Heavy going! Informative though - and an engaging teacher.
Try the Reason and Persuasion course instead
By jenny h•
Initially, I was excited about this course, but I lost interest due to two things. First, while the beginning segments about how we know the Presocratics was great, the presentation of the early Milesians was shallow and did not deepen my understanding of their world and thought. Then, the section on Parmenides made me lose faith in the teacher - she presented his main ideas in such a way as to obscure his vision, which is of what we now call a multiverse, a world in which all things exist potentially. The best part of the course was that it made me seek out other writers about Parmenides.
By SAI P•
can give a better explanation in simple term rather more reading content. But overall a good beginner course
By Adele V•
Poor course. Bad teacher bad environment boring and uneducational videos. She doesn’t know what she’s talking about and she says things that simply aren’t true.
By Afsana A A•
Am I not getting any certificate for completing this course or what?
By Plato 3•
It is not useful.