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  1. The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History Sale

    The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History

    J. Rufus Fears
    3.5 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (185)
    Save up to £40.00 Starting at £14.99 £79.99 £14.99£79.99
    Join storyteller and award-winning Professor J. Rufus Fears as he presents what he considers to be the 36 defining moments in our past with The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History. This course is an intriguing tour of history, from the creation of the Code of Hammurabi to the opening battles of the American Revolution to the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Using his impressive ability to draw...
  2. How Jesus Became God Sale

    How Jesus Became God

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (222)
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    What exactly happened, such that Jesus came to be considered God? To ask this question is to delve into a fascinating, multilayered historical puzzle—one that offers a richly illuminating look into the origins of the Western worldview and the theological underpinnings of our civilization. In 24 provocative lectures, Professor Ehrman takes you deeply into the process by which the divinity of Jesus was first...
  3. Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills Sale

    Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

    Steven Novella
    4 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (94)
    Save up to £40.00 Starting at £9.99 £54.99 £9.99£54.99
    Dr. Steven Novella of the Yale School of Medicine equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life. The 24 rewarding lectures of Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills immerses you in the science of cognitive biases and thought processes. By learning how to think about thinking (a fascinating process...
  4. Understanding Complexity

    Understanding Complexity

    Scott E. Page
    4.5 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (108)
    Starting at £19.99 Starting at £19.99 £29.99 £19.99£29.99
    Discover and grasp the fundamentals and applications of the amazing field of complexity science with Understanding Complexity. Professor Scott E. Page—one of the field's most highly regarded teachers and researchers—shows you how complexity science helps us understand the nature and behavior of financial markets, corporations, native cultures, governments, and other systems that play important roles in...
  5. An Introduction to Formal Logic Sale

    An Introduction to Formal Logic

    Steven Gimbel
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (37)
    Save up to £5.00 Starting at £34.99 £54.99 £34.99£54.99
    From advertisers trying to separate you from your money, to politicians trying to get your vote, to friends who want you to agree with them, many people use flawed and misleading arguments to sway your behavior. Formal logic is intellectual self-defense and the key to clear thinking, good planning, and sound reasoning. Learn the principles in 24 lucid lectures taught by a professor who practices what he teaches.
  6. Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition

    Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.1 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (80)
    Starting at £139.99 Starting at £139.99 £139.99 £139.99£139.99
    This course brings together 12 professors for 84 lectures on more than 60 of the most important thinkers in history. Enjoy the benefit of learning from the finest scholar-teachers active today while you study the key ideas of influential philosophers from the pre-Socratics to the Postmodernists. The curriculum is comprehensive, incisive, and thought-provoking—in short, an intellectual experience to be...
  7. The Big Questions of Philosophy

    The Big Questions of Philosophy

    David Kyle Johnson
    4 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (77)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    We have all pondered seemingly unanswerable but significant questions about our existence: Why are we here? What is knowledge? Does God exist? There is no better way to study the big questions in philosophy than to compare how the world’s greatest minds have analyzed these questions and reasoned out potential solutions. The final step is always deciding for yourself whether you find an explanation convincing.
  8. Influence: Mastering Life's Most Powerful Skill

    Influence: Mastering Life's Most Powerful Skill

    Kenneth G. Brown
    4 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (79)
    Starting at £19.99 Starting at £19.99 £29.99 £19.99£29.99
    Whether you realize it or not, you’re constantly surrounded by people and groups trying to influence the way you think, act, and feel. But you don’t have to let influence just happen to you. You can actively take charge of your decisions—and your life—by grasping the science behind how influence works and by strengthening your own skills at influence and persuasion. In Influence: Mastering Life’s...
  9. Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines

    Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines

    Patrick Grim
    4.7 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (94)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    The quest to understand the mind has motivated some of history's most profound thinkers. Only in our own time are we beginning to see the true complexity of this quest. In the scientific search for the mind, the role of philosophers is to sharpen our concepts, untangle the morass of questions, and systematically explore alternate approaches. These 24 half-hour lectures will make you think, evaluate your own...
  10. The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age Sale

    The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age

    Eamonn Gearon
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (60)
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    It is nearly impossible to overstate the power and importance of the crucial 500-year history of the Abbasid Empire. The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age is your opportunity to get to know the story and the accomplishments of this great period in human civilization. Taught by acclaimed lecturer Eamonn Gearon, these 24 remarkable lectures offer brilliant insights into an era too often overlooked by...
  11. Books That Have Made History:  Books That Can Change Your Life Sale

    Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life

    J. Rufus Fears
    4 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (162)
    Save up to £60.00 Starting at £14.99 £79.99 £14.99£79.99
    What makes a written work eternal—its message still so fundamental to the way we live that it continues to speak to us, hundreds or thousands of years distant from the lifetime of its author? Professor J. Rufus Fears presents his choices of some of the most essential writings in history—works that shaped the minds of great individuals and offer an extraordinary gift of wisdom. This course focuses on intellectual...
  12. Meaning of Life: Perspectives from the World's Great Intellectual Traditions

    Meaning of Life: Perspectives from the World's Great Intellectual Traditions

    Jay L. Garfield
    4.5 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (119)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    What is the meaning of life? How do we find that meaning? To whom should we listen as we shape the path we will walk through the world? The Meaning of Life: Perspectives from the World's Great Intellectual Traditions is an invigorating way to begin or continue your pursuit of these and other questions. Professor Jay L. Garfield's 36 lectures offer you a rigorous and wide-ranging exploration of what various...
  13. Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    Leo Damrosch
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (67)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    In this chapter-by-chapter guide, Professor Leo Damrosch of Harvard University helps you navigate the Decline and Fall’s themes, structure, and lasting influence. Whether you’ve read the book before or never knew where to start, these 24 lectures are an authoritative study of a once-mighty empire—and the great book that became its classic eulogy and epitaph.
  14. Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad

    Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad

    Mark W. Muesse
    4.4 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (52)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    Discover new perspectives on the moral and spiritual precepts on which much of human civilization is built with Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. Award-winning Professor Mark W. Muesse takes you deep inside the life stories and legacies of these four iconic figures. He reveals their core teachings and sheds new light on the history that underlies their phenomenal, enduring impact on how we see and think about...
  15. The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas

    The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas

    Lawrence Cahoone
    4.5 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (46)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    Liberty. Democracy. Rights. Community. Without even realizing it, we all use the fruits of political philosophy. The question is, are we using them well? The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas is your opportunity to navigate the labyrinth of Western political and social theory. Guided by award-winning Professor Lawrence Cahoone of the College of the Holy Cross, these 36 eye-opening lectures reveal how...
  16. Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy

    Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy

    David Kyle Johnson
    4.3 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (59)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    In Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy David Kyle Johnson, of King’s College, takes you on a 24-lecture exploration of the final frontiers of philosophy across several decades of science fiction in film and television. See how science fiction allows us to consider immense, vital—and sometimes controversial—ideas with a rare combination of engagement and critical distance.
  17. Philosophy and Religion in the West

    Philosophy and Religion in the West

    Phillip Cary
    4.5 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    This course examines how philosophy and religion have interacted throughout history on fundamental questions of religious belief, including the concepts of God, creation, sin, mercy, and redemption. Invoking the writing of the greatest Greek, Jewish, and Christian thinkers as well as "modern" philosophers such as Hume, Kant, Schleiermacher, and Nietzsche, this course casts new light on the entire...
  18. Odyssey of Homer

    Odyssey of Homer

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.9 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (112)
    Starting at £14.99 Starting at £14.99 £29.99 £14.99£29.99
    Take a detailed look at Homer's ancient Greek masterpiece of adventure. Professor Elizabeth Vandiver's The Odyssey of Homer focuses on timeless themes contained in the warrior Odysseus's voyage home through strange lands and encounters with gods, witches, warriors, and monsters. Explore the cultural assumptions that lie behind Homer's lines, weigh the poem's critical and interpretative issues, and come to view the...
  19. Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition Sale

    Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    Daniel N. Robinson
    4.3 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (147)
    Save up to £35.00 Starting at £59.99 £114.99 £59.99£114.99
    These lectures offer a coherent and beautifully articulated introduction to the great philosophic conversation of the ages. They cover an enormous range of seminal thinkers and perspectives, but always from the vantage point of the enduring questions: What can we know? How ought we to act? How should we order our life together? Dr. Robinson's lectures make the ideas of philosophy thrilling, passionate, human, and...
  20. Iliad of Homer

    Iliad of Homer

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.8 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (134)
    Starting at £14.99 Starting at £14.99 £29.99 £14.99£29.99
    From the wrath of Achilles to the machinations of Agamemnon that led to the fall of Troy, the Iliad is one of the most compelling meditations on the human condition ever written. Take an in-depth look at Homer's epic Greek poem in The Iliad of Homer and realize why this literary masterpiece is held in such high regard. Alongside award-winning Professor Elizabeth Vandiver, examine the most important episodes in the...