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Born in Athens, Greece, acclaimed Yale-educated philosopher Samuel Loncar helps you discover how ancient Greek philosophy - or “love of wisdom” - forms powerful bridges between East and West as well as past and present.

In this provocative audio course, you will explore Greek philosophy in its historical context, in which philosophy was not just an intellectual pursuit but a way of life integrating the mind, body, and cosmos. By delving into the works of Greece’s greatest thinkers, including Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, you’ll gain powerful tools for self-discovery. 

Greek philosophy is the foundation of Western civilization, but it is rooted in the wisdom of African and Near Eastern philosophy. These 15 illuminating lectures explore how ancient Greek philosophers saw themselves as members of a multicultural tradition and project that could heal political strife and help humans find peace.

As you journey through the diverse thoughts and ideas that form the basis of Western civilization, you’ll find answers to some of culture’s most significant questions: What is the connection between Eastern and Western philosophical traditions? Do we have souls, and should we be concerned about them? What can philosophy offer me in my daily pursuit of peace and contentment?

At the conclusion of this course, you will have an excellent overview of the essential foundations of Western philosophy and understand how these ancient ways can help you live well in the modern world.

This course is part of the Learn25 collection.

©2020 Now You Know Media, Inc. (P)2020 Now You Know Media, Inc.

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  • Brittany
  • 05-02-21

Go Back in time with a masterful thought guide

Samuel Loncar takes you on a journey through the history and origins of Greek philosophical thinking. If you want to learn about a wide range of philosophical thinking, this is a great place to get a basic overview of the schools of thought and where they came from.

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  • Emily D.
  • 24-12-20

A lively and relevant exploration

Dr. Loncar does an excellent job of bringing what could be seen as a dusty, obsolete topic to vivid, breathing life. His passion for Ancient Greek philosophy and belief its continued relevance today are infectious. After the first lecture on why Greek Philosophy matters, you'll be hooked.

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  • John Higgins
  • 22-12-20

Modern Take on Ancient Wisdom

The presenter translates ancient greek philosophy into a form that is very relatable for modern day people. He has a background in podcasting, so the delivery is very smooth. This was a great audio course.