Ancient Philosophy and Mathematics OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Course by MIT on Greek Mathematics and Philosophy

Published Jan 31, 2009

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Discover how knowledge and logic, math and philosophy were created together in this free OpenCourseWare. 'Ancient Philosophy and Mathematics' looks at reason, argument, logic and truth through the Greek philosophy that the world is understandable. This free course is a special offering through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has no prerequisites.

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Ancient Philosophy and Mathematics: Course Description

Knowledge and logic combine in this course about Greek thought and philosophy. Explore how philosophy and mathematics meshed in ancient Greek thought by discovering rationality and irrationality, proof and truth. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Cambridge, MA, compares modern and ancient thought to look examine the nature of knowledge. Students discover how the Greeks viewed math, numbers, logic and morality while combining them together to understand humanity. MIT Professor Dr. Lee Perlman teaches this course, which explores philosophy, modern thought and the limitations of human understanding.

Assignments, some course readings are available for free online. For more information, check out the 'Ancient Philosophy and Mathematics' course page.

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