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 Matija K•
Superb! Simple yet not simplistic. Nicely and clearly presented, with all the most important ideas covered. Perfect introduction.
By Heather S•
Very informative, made the subject really easy to relate to.Professor was very personable and engaging, thanks for a fun class!
By Octavio P•
Nice course, very pedagogical. Susan really masters the subjects and makes the lessons much easier than one would have thought.
By Susan S•
At first I did not really want to learn about the Pre-Socratics, but I was really impressed by how the lectures hung together.
By Laura M•
I truly enjoyed this course, it has helped my thinking process, and it has increased my curiosity about philosophy ever more.
By Laura V•
The teacher's is very clear when explaining, I wold have love to have her as my teacher in highschool!. Love all the subjects
By Bruce F•
Not only was the content - video and writing - compelling, I feel vey lucky to have had Susan Sauve Meyer as out instructor.
By Irakli P•
Informative and well-presented. Even after having prior knowledge of the topic I found the lectures interesting to follow.
By John D•
The best Coursera course I've taken thus far. Dr. Meyer is an excellent lecturer and the reading selections are excellent.
By Robert C C•
Though I don't like doing peer-reviews or peer-reviewed assignments, overall this was an interesting course. Thank you.
By David O•
Very good and well presented course. Interesting concepts and materials. I thoroughly enjoyed the learning experience.
By caroline s•
Very in-depth, while still being concise and easy to understand. Susan Meyer is a great, engaging professor as well.
By Engr H S•
I am very happy about that course so this is first attempt for this kind of university specially from USA, so Cheers
By Wong W W•
Could add more discussions of modern critics (such as the ones from Kierkegaard) on Platonic writings on Socrates.
By Stefanos M•
Great lecturer with great background for stuff I should be knowing! I will definitely be back in the next course!
By Sylvia H K•
Very fine lectures on Plato and the visions of those philosophers that went before him. I've learned a lot of it.
By Astra A K•
it was absolutely DELICIOUS!!!!! This was a very well organized, well conceived course, i thoroughly enjoyed it!
By Lisa ( C•
Excellent course. Broken into logical sections with great videos and tests to check your knowledge. Thank you!
By Caroline S d A•
It was better than I expected. I've learned so much in these weeks and in a very simple way. Thanks Coursera!
By Rabeet T•
Great Explanations! This course really helped me to start reading the original works of ancient philosophers
By Patrick K•
Very enjoyable overview of PreSocratic thought and how it pertains to Plato's own works. Highly recommended!
By Diane N•
Great course for the introduction of Socrates and all of the other great Philosophers, I enjoyed this class.
By Steven B•
Interesting, but not too involved. One can get through the weeks material in a reasonable amount of time.
By Chew R•
Delivery of course is very clear and concise and had a very enjoyable and insightful learning experience.
By Benson H•
Beautifully organized, crystal clear, this is a phenomenal introduction to the Pre-Socratics and Plato.