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  1. Understanding Complexity Sale

    Understanding Complexity

    Scott E. Page
    4.5 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (115)
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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...
  2. 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
    (74)
    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.
  3. Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche Sale

    Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.1 out of 5
    59% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (77)
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    Among shapers of contemporary thought, Friedrich Nietzsche is the most mysterious and least understood. To provide flow to Nietzsche’s often puzzling and misunderstood works, this course focuses on the ideas that preoccupied him, while tracing the profound themes that shaped his oeuvre. Is it possible that these themes form the basis of modern Humanistic culture?
  4. Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle Sale

    Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle

    Robert C. Bartlett
    3.8 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (47)
    Save up to £60.00 Starting at £19.99 £79.99 £19.99£79.99
    The arguments of the Greek thinkers Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle represent daring leaps into some of the most profound and intellectually exciting concepts in philosophy. Challenge and satisfy your intellectual curiosity with Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle, an in-depth exploration of the dramatic turn in philosophical direction that began with these three philosophers. Award-winning...
  5. 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
    (49)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    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...
  6. Mind-Body Philosophy

    Mind-Body Philosophy

    Patrick Grim
    4.8 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (41)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    How is it that our very physical brain creates the very subjective experience we call reality? That is the mind-body problem. In Mind-Body Philosophy, award-winning Professor Patrick Grim of SUNY Stony Brook leads an exhilarating tour through millennia of philosophy and science addressing one of life’s greatest conundrums. What is consciousness and how does it arise? Can we really rely on our perceptions of the...
  7. Popes and the Papacy: A History Sale

    Popes and the Papacy: A History

    Thomas F. X. Noble
    4.2 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (103)
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    This course is designed to illuminate for both Catholics and non-Catholics the remarkable institution known as the "Petrine Office." It is taught by Professor Thomas F. X. Noble, director of the Medieval Institute and professor of history at the University of Notre Dame—who has spent more than 30 years immersed in the subject. The insights and wisdom he has gathered along the way make Popes and the Papacy: A...
  8. 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
    (96)
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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...
  9. Death, Dying, and the Afterlife: Lessons from World Cultures Sale

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

    Mark Berkson
    4.7 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (57)
    Save up to £25.00 Starting at £11.99 £54.99 £11.99£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.
  10. Great World Religions: Islam

    Great World Religions: Islam

    John L. Esposito
    3.3 out of 5
    61% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (86)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £29.99 £24.99£29.99
    How familiar are you with the world's second-largest and fastest-growing religion? Many people in the West know little about Islam and are familiar only with the actions of a minority of radical extremists. Great World Religions: Islam helps you better understand Islam as both a religion and a way of life. In these illuminating lectures, expert Islamic scholar and Professor John L. Esposito takes you through Islamic...
  11. Introduction to Judaism Sale

    Introduction to Judaism

    Shai Cherry
    4.4 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
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    Judaism is far from simple, and as a religion, culture, and civilization, it has evolved in surprising ways. Professor Shai Cherry shows how, for all it has changed, Judaism has maintained unbroken ties to a foundation text, an ethnicity, a set of rituals and holidays, and a land. Join him for this enlightening 24-lecture course and discover Judaism’s remarkable history.
  12. 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
    (195)
    Save up to £60.00 Starting at £9.99 £79.99 £9.99£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...
  13. Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries Sale

    Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries

    Alan Charles Kors
    4.5 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (134)
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    Between 1600 and 1800, Europe was seized by an intellectual revolution that challenged previous ways of understanding and sparked radical changes in thought and life. Learn about the age of Newton, Descartes, Pascal, Locke, Rousseau, and more from one of world’s leading intellectual historians.
  14. Philosophy and Religion in the West Sale

    Philosophy and Religion in the West

    Phillip Cary
    4.5 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
    Save up to £60.00 Starting at £9.99 £79.99 £9.99£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...
  15. Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition Sale

    Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition

    Grant Hardy
    4.5 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (80)
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    Discover an often-overlooked, but equally important, side of human philosophy with Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition—a comprehensive survey of the East's most influential thinkers. In 36 lectures, award-winning Professor Grant Hardy introduces you to the people responsible for molding Asian philosophy and for giving birth to a wide variety of spiritual and ideological systems, including Hinduism,...
  16. The Catholic Church: A History Sale

    The Catholic Church: A History

    William R. Cook
    4.6 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (114)
    Save up to £60.00 Starting at £9.99 £79.99 £9.99£79.99
    Explore the vast and fascinating history of one of the most influential institutions in the world with The Catholic Church: A History. In 36 informative and engaging lectures, follow the development of this powerful religious force throughout the centuries and witness its ability to move armies, inspire saints, and shape the lives and spirits of its more than 1 billion members. With noted historian and Professor...
  17. Skeptics and Believers: Religious Debate in the Western Intellectual Tradition

    Skeptics and Believers: Religious Debate in the Western Intellectual Tradition

    Tyler Roberts
    4.1 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (87)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    In Skeptics and Believers: Religious Debate in the Western Intellectual Tradition, noted scholar and Professor Tyler Roberts leads you on a fascinating 36-lecture journey that will help you understand the more than 300-year-long debate about the nature of religious faith and its compatibility with reason. It's a debate that increasingly swirls around the role of religion in the public arena in fields such as...
  18. Reason & Faith: Philosophy in the Middle Ages

    Reason & Faith: Philosophy in the Middle Ages

    Thomas Williams
    4.7 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (89)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    For 1,000 years, Westerners thought reason and faith went hand-in-hand as they searched for answers to the profound questions of life. The best minds of the age engaged in a common struggle with transcendent issues, employing reason in the service of faith. Professor Thomas Williams, award-winning educator and expert in medieval philosophy, takes you through the key texts of the period and introduces you to such...
  19. Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World Sale

    Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World

    Glenn S. Holland
    3.8 out of 5
    56% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (60)
    Save up to £75.00 Starting at £9.99 £99.99 £9.99£99.99
    How did ancient people cope with the overwhelming mysteries of the universe? This course uses ancient texts and archaeological evidence to explore the religious cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world, from the earliest indications of human religious practices during prehistoric times to the conversion of the Roman Empire. You will learn about ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Syria-Palestine, and more.
  20. American Religious History

    American Religious History

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.6 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (98)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £24.99 £24.99£24.99
    Join historian Professor Patrick N. Allitt in exploring the vital and diverse story of religious life in America from the first European contacts to the late 20th century. Examine religion not only as a set of formal beliefs, ideas, communal or institutional loyalties, and styles of worship, but also as an influence on life "beyond the pews."