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Ancient Greek Philosophers

Ancient Greek Philosophers

Are values relative or absolute? What is truth? The ancient Greek philosophers were among the first to ask fundamental questions about human existence, and this course provides an overview of key figures such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle and examines their role in shaping history and society. The course will also apply philosophical lenses to analyze some of life’s “big questions “ with new depth and perspective. Full Description

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Are values relative or absolute? What is truth? The ancient Greek philosophers were among the first to ask fundamental questions about human existence, and Sophia's Ancient Greek Philosophers course provides an overview of key figure such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, and examines their role in shaping history and society. The course will also apply philosophical lenses to analyze some of life's "big questions" with new depth and perspective.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You'll complete 4 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 1 Milestone assessment (this is like a test) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course you'll be able to:

  • Recognize the value of the study of philosophy and its application to everyday life
  • Identify the nature and significance of the major branches of philosophical inquiry
  • Understand the general philosophical positions and arguments of key ancient Greek philosophers
  • Understand the impact that ancient philosophical theories have had on history and society
  • Apply good philosophical logic, reasoning, and critical thinking skills
  • Compare and contrast various philosophical approaches to essential philosophical questions
  • Apply philosophical approaches to real world situations

Reviews

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219 Student Reviews
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by Michael R. on March 20, 2019
This class material was life changing. Just in a time of my life when I am re-evaluating my religion and personal philosophies I ran into this course and it answered a lot of questions for me. Thank you!
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by David F. on March 18, 2019
I enjoyed the class structure and the online learning environment. The presentation of the course material was very convenient.
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by Isabella M. on March 18, 2019
I really enjoyed the course, it took me less than a week to completed. However you must read and understand the student guide and course documents for your success. Overall great class, I learned a lot! Izzy
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by Debbie R. on March 16, 2019
The content seemed a bit scattered. However, learning the information was amusing.
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by Amanda C. on March 15, 2019
harder to follow then the rest of the classes that I have taken
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by Tara C. on March 13, 2019
I really found the information intriguing, much more than I thought I would. I will actually read more on this subject. I ran into trouble on the milestone because I think my brain just got exhausted between the different theories AND me overthinking the wording on the questions (which cost me 3 correct answers). The inductive and deductive arguments also cost me...I still can't make heads or tails of it LOL. This milestone took me the longest (and this is my 5th class), but overall it took me a total of 5 hours to finish this course, milestone included.
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by LATOYA S. on March 7, 2019
Philosophy is a very interesting, yet complicated course. It's a tough read, with lots of vocab. and concepts. I had to read the passages over and over until it made sense. But through it all, I passed this course!
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by John K. on March 6, 2019
Good course overall but very deep without a strong understanding of Philosophy

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