A six part online course in the philosophy of the ancient Greeks with Dr Mark Vernon.
Have you ever wanted to know more about Plato, Aristotle and the rest, but were afraid to ask? Now is your chance to acquaint yourself with the philosophies of ancient Athens – philosophies which are just as relevant today as they were over two thousand years ago.
This online course is based on Dr Vernon’s highly successful real-life course at the Idler Academy which has been running since March 2011.
Dr Vernon’s course begins with the pre-Socratic philosophers and goes on to relate the essential teachings of Socrates himself, Plato, Aristotle, the Epicureans, the Stoics, the Cynics and the Sceptics.
When you purchase this course, you receive:
• access to six 20 – 30 minute video lessons
• worksheets featuring dates, notes, further reading and quizzes
• access to our ancient philosophy comments board where Dr Vernon will answer your queries, and you can engage with the Idler community worldwide
Idler Online Courses: The Idler Academy’s online programme is designed to make our curriculum available to everyone. Our courses are filmed in London by David Hunt of Laconic Films.
Note: after purchasing the course, simply return to your account, click on “online courses” and then on the “ancient philosophy” course. You will then be given access to the six films, the pdfs and the comments area.
Final note: who’s that in the audience? As you watch the films, you’ll see four people in the audience. They are Victoria Hull and Tom Hodgkinson, directors of the Idler Academy, in the front row, and Danny Wootton, the Idler’s ukulele teacher, and Roberta McCaughan, aka Bobbie, the Idler’s course coordinator, in the back row.