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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

The Milesians & Heraclitus

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 53 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
How We Study the Pre-Socratics4m
Fragments and Sources4m
Philosophers or scientists?7m
The Material Principle5m
God in Nature?5m
Heraclitus on the LOGOS10m
Heraclitus on Change5m
2 readings
Milesians Readings10m
Heraclitus Readings10m
2 practice exercises
Milesians30m
Heraclitus30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Parmenides to Plato

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 61 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Parmenides Against Change7m
Responses to Parmenides7m
Naturalism after Parmenides9m
Plato and Socrates6m
Socrates in the Apology6m
Piety in the Euthyphro7m
Morality and Religion5m
3 readings
Parmenides10m
Plato's Apology30m
Plato's Euthyphro10m
2 practice exercises
Parmenides and His Legacy30m
Plato’s Apology and Euthyphro30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Plato on Virtue, Teaching, & Justice

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 74 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Teachers of Virtue?6m
Theory of Recollection8m
Was Socrates Teaching?7m
Meno's Paradox7m
Knowledge vs. True Belief8m
Is Justice a Virtue?10m
The Just City5m
The Just Soul9m
Rational Injustice?6m
4 readings
Plato's Meno10m
Republic Book 110m
Republic Book 210m
Republic Book 410m
2 practice exercises
Plato's Meno30m
Plato's Republic30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Plato on Reality & Goodness

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 58 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
The Real and the Good8m
The Creation of the World6m
The World Soul12m
Plato's Mathematical Physics13m
Conclusion to Part 16m
4 readings
Republic Book 510m
Republic Books 6-710m
Plato's Timaeus10m
Credits10m
2 practice exercises
Republic Books 5-730m
Plato's Timaeus30m

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