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120 Courses

  1. Masters of Mindfulness: Transforming Your Mind and Body

    Masters of Mindfulness: Transforming Your Mind and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (21)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Mindfulness as a practice is very simple and its effects are well-documented. What many people don’t realize is the breadth of the science behind it and how much of our health—physical, mental, emotional—is bound up in the way we look at and experience the world. Now, modern biology and neuroscience can actually quantify many of the effects of mindfulness and you may be surprised by how powerful the impact can...
  2. How Jesus Became God

    How Jesus Became God

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (227)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    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. The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History

    The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History

    J. Rufus Fears
    3.5 out of 5
    59% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (187)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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
    (95)
    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...
  6. Understanding Complexity

    Understanding Complexity

    Scott E. Page
    4.5 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (109)
    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...
  7. Iliad of Homer

    Iliad of Homer

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.8 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (135)
    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...
  8. Odyssey of Homer

    Odyssey of Homer

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.9 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (115)
    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...
  9. 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.
  10. An Introduction to Formal Logic Sale

    An Introduction to Formal Logic

    Steven Gimbel
    4.6 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (40)
    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.
  11. 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...
  12. Death, Dying, and the Afterlife: Lessons from World Cultures

    Death, Dying, and the Afterlife: Lessons from World Cultures

    Mark Berkson
    4.7 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (49)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Death is the horizon against which our lives unfold. Knowledge of mortality has inspired much of human activity—religion, philosophy, the arts, and science have all been driven by our understanding of death. Many cultures have learned to see death as a window into the meaning of life. Embark on an uplifting, meaningful, and multidisciplinary exploration of life’s only certainty with this modern memento mori.
  13. Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy

    Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy

    David Kyle Johnson
    4.3 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (62)
    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.
  14. Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    Daniel N. Robinson
    4.3 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (148)
    Starting at £84.99 Starting at £84.99 £114.99 £84.99£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...
  15. 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
    (120)
    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...
  16. Redefining Reality: The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science Sale

    Redefining Reality: The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science

    Steven Gimbel
    4.6 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (67)
    Save up to £10.00 Starting at £49.99 £79.99 £49.99£79.99
    No subject is bigger than reality itself and nothing is more challenging to understand, since what counts as reality has been undergoing continual revision for centuries. The quest to pin down what’s real is both philosophical and scientific. Redefining Reality , presented by award-winning Professor of Philosophy Steven Gimbel, shows that separating the real from the illusory is an exhilarating intellectual...
  17. The Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida

    The Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida

    Lawrence Cahoone
    4.7 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (99)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    Explore the foundations of modern and contemporary Western approaches to reality and knowledge with The Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida. Guided by award-winning Professor Lawrence Cahoone, these 36 lectures take you on an engaging intellectual journey that encompasses prominent figures like Locke, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, and Heidegger—intellectual radicals whose ideas...
  18. Development of European Civilization

    Development of European Civilization

    Kenneth R. Bartlett
    4.7 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (40)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £99.99 £39.99£99.99
    Survey the remarkable development of Europe from the late Middle Ages through the eve of World War II with The Development of European Civilization. In Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett's 48 lectures, you'll learn the major ideologies that emerged from centuries of debate and conflict; the forces that intermingled to create a range of economic and social revolutions; groundbreaking European ideas about government,...
  19. Take My Course, Please! The Philosophy of Humor

    Take My Course, Please! The Philosophy of Humor

    Steven Gimbel
    3.9 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (30)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    In the 24 insightful and—yes—humorous lectures of Take My Course, Please! The Philosophy of Humor, Professor Steven Gimbel guides you through philosophical theories of humor, from blatantly obvious puns to sly twists of language. Rooted in the observations of thinkers like Aristotle and Sigmund Freud, this course will leave you with a stronger appreciation of the jokes you tell and the jokes you hear.
  20. 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...