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 Kurt S•
Liked it a lot: pretty straight forward, nice introduction, although I missed a bit of a timeline (or figure of a timeline - I actually had this image from wikipedia always available:
By Jay L•
I enjoyed every aspect of this course except Timaeus. Not being mathematically inclined I felt all of the discussion of triangles and what this was supposed to have shown was a waste of time. Better to tell us what he is trying to say, show a few examples, and move on.
By antonio S•
very knowledgeable professor. only recommendation for the course is to make single quizzes not two per week. either way you can do them at your own pace. It is an introduction course, but very well presented and it goes through many important texts
By Harry L•
The content of the philosophical texts of ancient Greece are distilled with a great deal of clarity. My only complaint is that it seemed a bit brief. For instance, there are 10 books in the republic, but only a handful of those are explored.
By Nikola T•
It was a nice course, I successfully completed all the weeks and wrote my graduation assignment, but I did not get the certificate of the course, it is a lot with the money of my country. I wish there was a more reasonable turret.
By Orville C•
This is a very nice introduction to the ancient Greek philosophers and their contributions to how we understand the world around us. I recognize that modern religions reflect many of the Ancient Greeks' thoughts.
By Alejandro C D•
It is an extremely profitable course because it introduces us to the thinking of the pioneers of philosophy, which has become a cultural tradition that has established the foundations of today's civilization.
By Jackson H•
This course is pretty good. I'm not a fan of peer reviewing, I'd rather have TA's do it, but I realize that is logistically impossible. Other than that the professor is pretty good and makes phil
Before this course the topic of philosophy had never appealed to me, while from now on it turns out to be an interesting subject. A wonderful introduction to ancient philosophy of Greece !
By Patrícia R P•
I am immensely grateful for shared knowledgeability. This course was an incredibly gratifying experience that serves as an introduction to the magnificent world of philosophy!
By Marie P•
Ordered, Structural and a good set of information to cover in 4 weeks! The only thing I missed every now and then was enthusiasm, but furthermore an awesome course!
By Greg G•
Dr. Meyer is a systematic and thorough presenter, and does an excellent job of making the material accessible, without oversimplifying.
By Tim B•
Intuitive, clear and logical progression through important ideas in early Western thought, surprisingly fresh and relevant today.
By Ping Z•
Very interesting and challenging. I need to spend a lot of time on the reading assignment, but I enjoyed the reading very much.
By Yingyi Z•
Very straightforward course. The professor explains things well, and I found this a very good intro to ancient philosophy.
By Axel L•
...excellent course for beginners but also for advanced - you will get always a new point of view.
I loved it. I give four stars only because I think that presential courses are better.
By David M•
A good introduction to Ancient Greek Philosophy, though not as in depth as it could be
I think it was an enriching course. Though not many other students to engage with.
By Alina S•
everything is fine but the music before each lecture is so loud and annoying
By Louise H•
Maybe a little boring at the end but I very enjoyed the final task !
By Chatziiosifidis A•
Very interesting , well designed and presented, introductory course
By Clotilde D•
Great course, interesting topics and explanations, thanks !
By Francisco L•
Very interesting but some parts too solid.
By Vimal K•
Loved the way Dr Susan's way of explaining.