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  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
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (20)
    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. Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

    Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

    Steven Novella
    4 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (94)
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    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...
  3. Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines Sale

    Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines

    Patrick Grim
    4.7 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (95)
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    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...
  4. Understanding Complexity Sale

    Understanding Complexity

    Scott E. Page
    4.5 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (108)
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    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

    An Introduction to Formal Logic

    Steven Gimbel
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (38)
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    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. 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)
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    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.
  7. Take My Course, Please! The Philosophy of Humor Sale

    Take My Course, Please! The Philosophy of Humor

    Steven Gimbel
    3.9 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (30)
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    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.
  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)
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    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. The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room

    The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room

    Patrick Grim
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (42)
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    Thinking is at the heart of our everyday lives, yet our thinking can go wrong in any number of ways. Bad arguments, fallacious reasoning, misleading language, and built-in cognitive biases are all traps that keep us from rational decision making. What can we do to avoid these traps and think better? Is it possible to think faster, more efficiently, and more systematically? The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the...
  10. The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience Sale

    The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience

    Andrew Newberg
    3.2 out of 5
    51% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (77)
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    The religious impulse is so powerfully pervasive that neuroscience has posed a provocative question: Are our brains wired to worship? In The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience, award-winning scholar and practicing neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Newberg, Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, offers you 24 riveting lectures that...
  11. Great Philosophical Debates: Free Will and Determinism

    Great Philosophical Debates: Free Will and Determinism

    Shaun Nichols
    4.2 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (49)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Are you in control of your destiny? Or are you fated to live and act a certain way? Make up your own mind with Great Philosophical Debates: Free Will and Determinism. Learn the intriguing details of this fundamental philosophical question in 24 fascinating lectures taught by Shaun Nichols, an award-winning professor of philosophy and cognitive science. Discover how history's greatest thinkers have puzzled over the...
  12. The Art of Critical Decision Making Sale

    The Art of Critical Decision Making

    Michael A. Roberto
    4.3 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (102)
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    Making a good decision is a skill—one that can be learned, honed, and perfected. Now, approach the important decisions in your life with a more seasoned, educated eye. The Art of Critical Decision Making explores how individuals, groups, and organizations make effective choices. These 24 fascinating lectures also provide you with the skills and techniques you need to enhance the effectiveness of your own...
  13. Questions of Value

    Questions of Value

    Patrick Grim
    4.2 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (83)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    This 24-lecture series with Professor Patrick Grim is for anyone who wants to fine-tune their ability to see how deeper questions of ethics and values apply to the choices that make up their lives.
  14. Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond Sale

    Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond

    Michael Dues
    4.3 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (58)
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    Improve and enhance the way you handle conflict in your professional and personal life with The Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond. These 24 lectures by award-winning Professor Michael Dues are filled with practical tips, tools, and techniques—all of which draw on groundbreaking research and strategies rooted in the "win-win" model that has dominated this exciting field...
  15. Skepticism 101: How to Think like a Scientist

    Skepticism 101: How to Think like a Scientist

    Michael Shermer
    3.8 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (57)
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    Despite our best efforts, we are all vulnerable to believing things without using logic or having proper evidence—and it doesn’t matter how educated or well read we are. Our brains seem to be hardwired to have our beliefs come first and explanations for our beliefs second. But there’s a method for avoiding this pitfall of human nature, and it’s called skepticism. In Skepticism 101: How to Think like a...
  16. The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset Sale

    The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset

    Scott E. Page
    4.2 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (16)
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    From technology to business, two (or more) heads often prove to be better than one-but only if those heads are cognitively diverse. Diverse perspectives are a powerful tool for maximizing productivity and enhancing collective performance. Now, in The Hidden Factor: Why Thinking Differently Is Your Greatest Asset, you can learn the strategies that make you a more diverse thinker and position you to break down...
  17. Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition Sale

    Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

    David Zarefsky
    4 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (118)
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    Reasoning, tested by doubt, is argumentation. We do it, hear it, and judge it every day. We do it in our own minds, and we do it with others. What is effective reasoning? And how can it be done persuasively? This is equally a course in argument and in reasoning. This course teaches how to reason. It teaches how to persuade others that what you think is right. And it teaches how to judge and answer the arguments of...
  18. Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions

    Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions

    Robert C. Solomon
    3.9 out of 5
    57% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (63)
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    Far from being routine, emotions are "the key to the meaning of life," says distinguished philosopher and author Robert C. Solomon, who in these 24 lectures takes you on a tour of his more than three-decade-long intellectual struggle to reach an understanding of these complex phenomena. His conclusions can be surprising and very much against the current of common sense.
  19. Exploring Metaphysics Sale

    Exploring Metaphysics

    David Kyle Johnson
    3.6 out of 5
    57% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
    Save up to £18.00 Starting at £6.99 £24.99 £6.99£24.99
    What comes to mind when you hear the word “metaphysics”? The truth is, while metaphysics is among the oldest strands of philosophical thought—an inquiry into the very nature of reality—metaphysics is also on the cutting edge of today’s scientific discoveries. Now you can take a journey through the limits of today’s knowledge in Exploring Metaphysics. Professor David Kyle Johnson identifies our...
  20. Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World Through Experience and Reason Sale

    Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World Through Experience and Reason

    James Hall
    3.4 out of 5
    46% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
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    What is the best way to prove a case, create a rule, solve a problem, justify an idea, invent a hypothesis, or evaluate an argument? In other words, what is the best way to think? In Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World through Experience and Reason, Professor James Hall turns his friendly but intellectually rigorous approach to the problem of thinking, introducing you to a wide range of proven techniques used...