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: Eduardo D•
Dec 04, 2016
Good food for thought
교육 기관: Milly C•
Mar 07, 2016
An interesting overview, but I wish it had been a bit more rigorous.
교육 기관: Eduardo V•
Aug 16, 2015
It is a very entertaining broad introduction to the topic of philosophy in general. The lecturers are very knowledgeable and are very good teachers. However, I wish there would be a more detailed treatment of the topics in question. I look forward to their future course on Philosophy of Science, as I believe that by focusing on a more narrow topic, they will be able to go a bit more in depth.
교육 기관: Tsering S•
Jan 19, 2017
There were a number of different instructors and it was great to have a taste of varying topics from them.
교육 기관: Aura B•
Feb 16, 2016
I almost gave this two stars, but the content of the course is excellent, and I didn't want to take away from that. To start off, for an introductory class, this covers a large amount and variety of material. It might be better served to break it up into even smaller sections over the course of something like ten weeks or even twelve instead of cramming it all into seven weeks.
The lectures are enjoyable, but often they consist of nothing but the professor speaking. There are so many new terms, definitions, and ideas being introduced that it would help if these lectures also included slides or graphs with some of these ideas being broken down, as you would have in a regular class on a projector or on a chalkboard.
Frequently, the practice quizzes are just the same questions from the video lectures repeated over again, and offer very little prep for the actual quizzes, which are painfully pedantic for a non-credit course. Every section has a different style of quiz, which is hard to prepare for. I am someone who usually tests well and have been struggling with most of these, even when I read all of the handouts and take notes.
So, if this same course could be broken up over a slightly longer time and the quizzes could be more uniform, the lectures contained some slides, the course would be a brilliant introduction to philosophy overall. It's got all of the meat there, the presentation just makes it tough to digest.
교육 기관: Fernando B A•
Jul 18, 2017
Very informative and interesting overall, I can certainly recommend it. Yet, the absence of loci to discuss ideas, asking questions, and sending feedback is a bit irritating. For example, I found an error in the tie-in book written for this course, yet found nowhere to report it. It was only through cross-checking the material that I was able to confirm it. I appreciated the selection of topics for this introduction, with the exception of the metaphysics lesson. Apparently, the time-travel thing was supposed to be a background idea to discuss metaphysical issues. However, it seems to have occupied almost the entirety of the discussion (fascinating as it may be). In that sense, it was a bit dislocated in the midst of the other lessons, which were broad outlines of major areas of contemporary philosophy. These are the two points that displeased me. I am not one for hot-headed discussions, but having nowhere to discuss complex ideas, in order to better understand them, made the experience poorer for me.
교육 기관: Dharshan•
May 13, 2018
As an introductory course this was sufficient and provided an excellent insight into the numerous areas of philosophy.
교육 기관: louise c•
Aug 24, 2015
The course content is very superficial. The pass mark is very high for a course I had taken because of a mild interest. You have to get 80% to pass. One unit in particular was very confusing. It took me 7 attempts to pass it as I had no idea what the first question was about and there was no guidance as to what I was doing wrong.
교육 기관: Manoj J•
Jan 24, 2016
I have a mixed feeling about it. Sometimes I felt, this course was trying to deliver more content in short time.
교육 기관: Raúl B•
Jan 02, 2016
The classes were pretty good, but the bibliography was not. The bibliography consists of encyclopedia's articles which are not necessarily written to a beginner. It is quite discouraging for someone starting with philosophy to read articles which lacks a pedagogic approach.
교육 기관: Federico•
Feb 12, 2016
The course was interesting but overall very wide and didn't make a clear point.
교육 기관: Luyu Z•
Feb 08, 2017
교육 기관: Renan C C•
Oct 24, 2017
Great topics and teachers! The tests could be a little more exigent, I guess, nevertheless, it's a well built and interesting course open to anyone!
교육 기관: Alix R D•
Nov 20, 2015
Interesante pero tal vez demasiado amplio para ser una introducción y por lo tanto demasiado general.
No capté el criterio de selección de los temas, y los temas presentados no eran los que esperaba.
Muy buenos los profesores, muy entusiastas de su materia.
교육 기관: İlker G•
Sep 08, 2015
The course does not have much videos and some of the lecturers (especailly week 5) talk TOO FAST. The subject is abstract and hard enough and talking too fast makes it harder.
교육 기관: Tiara L•
Mar 05, 2018
A good overall (modular) introduction to Philosophy and worth completing, but it lacks a more complete development of any of the presented topics. Definitely worth watching the lectures, but in-depth independent work and thorough readings are a must if you want to get more out of this course.
교육 기관: Regina P Z•
Aug 27, 2015
I found the course a little hard to follow mainly because the video lectures would not load. I found I spent more time trying to get the course material working than actually absorbing it.
I really liked the lectures once they were working though. Its a very nice introduction to a way of thinking and the examples used to argument the theories were very entertaining.
교육 기관: Estefanía A•
Jun 09, 2017
no se enfoca tanto en que es la filosofía, se va de las ramas
교육 기관: bell w•
May 09, 2019
Great for what it is
교육 기관: Lisa S•
Jun 19, 2016
교육 기관: Kenneth M•
Dec 08, 2015
Almost totally ignores the ancients. A skewed view of philosophy from an enlightenment perspective.
교육 기관: Bruce M•
Jan 06, 2016
Sorry but he puts me to sleep. No emotion.
교육 기관: Gareth•
Aug 30, 2015
It seems I have failed at week three without having to ask for the answers for three questions.
교육 기관: William H M P•
Aug 20, 2015
Sorry, but of no real use except to people totally
교육 기관: Gabriel B•
Jan 28, 2019
Content doesn't include any of the interesting aspects about philosophy and starts off in a droll. If this were my first introduction and I didn't know philosophy otherwise, instant interest kill.