Sep 02, 2015
I thoroughly enjoyed this course and find that it encouragingly sets some directions, and of course, raises my excitement for further study into some of the different fields of philosophy. Thank you.
Oct 08, 2015
Great explanations that is broken down with examples for understanding. Quizzes test for your understanding of the topic rather than just the textbook explanations. Challenging and thought revoking.
교육 기관: Abdalla A•
Aug 01, 2017
nice course :)
교육 기관: Khalil A M•
Jun 09, 2018
Excellent courses, first gate of philosophy, highly reccomded any one want to know more about philosophy
교육 기관: Karanveer S•
Jul 01, 2017
A very concise yet comprehensive introduction to the subject of Philosophy.
교육 기관: Stephanie C•
Sep 24, 2017
excellent teachers, clear method, great involvment.
교육 기관: Christopher M•
Mar 05, 2018
교육 기관: Julie P•
Jan 19, 2016
I gave this course 5 stars because the content does match the description, a general overview of the topic of Philosophy. It introduces the student to the concepts involved with the study of and the approach to Philosophy from various topics. It does not go into any specific philosophers very deeply, and instead focuses on the general study or overview of what is going on in the "philosophical world" as of 2013. The course has not been updated, from what I can tell from that time.
The Forums are "there" and the class is "supposed" to be live, but it did not have that feel to it. It was more of a "study on your own" experience and yes, we have a forum area. i found it not to be very active after the first week, (introductions were encouraged) but perhaps taking this course over the Christmas holiday (that fell in the middle of the course) was not the best time. I am near the end of the course and have put a lot of time effort and extra reading into it, but it does not seem this will be rewarded i.e by a certificate with distinction, at least there does not seem to be active involvement to that extent. 2-3 of the lectures had "extra"videos" of the professors addressing forum questions, but I do think these were outdated or from the first run of the course (?) as they seems to be talking about topics that were not necessarily in the forums at the time. I cannot determine that for certain, but, it was my impression.
I would HIGHLY suggest purchase of the book that goes with this course, due to week 6, when clearly the topic is not entirely covered in the notes nor the lecture (my opinion only) and the book was needed to get thru the quiz. The professor that week had an accent and spoke very fast, and even listening in a slower speed did not seem to help much. The book is a worthy purchase, look for it on EBAY, or Amazon or a Used Book website. The book does go deeper on all topics and again, especially for week 6 and it is looking like possibly week 7 as well are best studied with the book as well as notes provided by the course.
Again, this is an overview course, and it is interesting. If you are looking to study specific philosophers in depth - this is not the course. It is the course however to take before taking others or to review or learn what is going on in the area this area of study and it did hold my interest.
As others have commented the final week touches upon time travel and the professor has introduced interesting aspects that involve the philosophical in this unit.
Each week a different instructor presents information so you are switching learning styles weekly which is, I think made a more smooth transition if you actually have the book and the chapter that the instructor wrote.
I would recommend it for at least another 6 mo to a year - after that (say 2017 perhaps the lectures should be freshened up, as new information may be out there, or at least they should tape something that says, "yes this was originally taped in 2013, however the info is still on target" or if not then add a lecture that updates the course to the latest in that area of philosophy.
Overall, this being my second Coursera class I have found it to be of high quality, and worthy of my investment to obtain the certificate that is offered. And I do thank all of the professors who participated in this collaboration, it is again, a very interesting course that I think is a "must take" course if one is to really understand what is "going on" with Philosophy.
교육 기관: Miguel E M L•
Sep 26, 2015
Aprendí mucho y lo apliqué de inmediato!
교육 기관: Alexander A•
Apr 09, 2017
Very interesting course. Already started to look for another one from Edinburgh University. Great job!
교육 기관: Corey C•
Sep 27, 2015
Excellent instructors and interesting materials make this a delight!
교육 기관: Ítalo D M R•
Sep 09, 2015
교육 기관: Jake G•
Oct 25, 2015
While the indidivual lectureres did have a breadth of knowledge, a manditory discusion should be held with the homeworks instead of just the quizzes for completion. Perhaps a page on each week should be good enough. Just to understand each lecturer's main points.
교육 기관: Sean C•
Apr 07, 2018
Great introduction to some of the current big questions in philosophy.
교육 기관: Jakub H•
Aug 31, 2015
Very interesting view to basics of Philosophy. Philosophy topics has in my opinion very modern concept. I like the attitude and enthusiasm of lecturers.
교육 기관: John R•
Sep 25, 2015
This was a very interesting course. Not what I was expecting when I enrolled, but I enjoyed it completely. I especially liked the lesson on the logical possibility of time travel. This was my first Coursera course but I hope to find more courses.
교육 기관: Dilip S•
Feb 01, 2016
교육 기관: Marlon M•
Jan 25, 2018
Very good course to have a general overview of the different philosophical disciplines, I invite its creators to subtitle it also for Spanish speakers
교육 기관: Louis S•
Nov 07, 2015
T h a n k Y o u .
교육 기관: Felipe B•
Mar 27, 2016
교육 기관: Andrea•
Oct 23, 2015
great information on Philosophy
교육 기관: Natalia G S•
Sep 17, 2015
Mil gracias por ofrecer esta posibilidad de visión amplia sobre Filosofía. Ha sido muy enriquecedor para mi.
교육 기관: Sebastián S•
Sep 20, 2015
교육 기관: thomas h•
Jun 19, 2016
Brilliant course. Not a simple 'history of philosophy' this course jumps into some very interesting topics and engages you fully.
교육 기관: Richard B•
Nov 13, 2017
A wonderful experience. My most important takeaway was thinking more about the questions beyond the asked question. This course will make me a better and more informed reader, especially combined with my readings about rhetoric.
교육 기관: Alma G A R•
Nov 27, 2015
Las lecciones son muy claras y abarcan los temas de manera suficiente, además dan las herramientas para continuar el estudio. Excelente.
교육 기관: Rafael_Cheng•
Jun 10, 2018
This course provides users with basic concepts about Philosophy, and it introduces the (typical) questions that are discussed by different philosophers and related sub-fields in philosophy. As an introductory course, it focuses on giving learners a "big picture". I would recommend this course for learners who have little or no basis of philosophy.