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  1. Development of European Civilization Sale

    Development of European Civilization

    Kenneth R. Bartlett
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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,...
  2. An Introduction to Formal Logic Sale

    An Introduction to Formal Logic

    Steven Gimbel
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
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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.
  3. Redefining Reality: The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science

    Redefining Reality: The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science

    Steven Gimbel
    4.7 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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...
  4. The Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida Sale

    The Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida

    Lawrence Cahoone
    4.7 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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...
  5. Iliad of Homer Sale

    Iliad of Homer

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.8 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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...
  6. The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age

    The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age

    Eamonn Gearon
    4.7 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
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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...
  7. Odyssey of Homer Sale

    Odyssey of Homer

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.9 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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...
  8. 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
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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...
  9. Mind-Body Philosophy

    Mind-Body Philosophy

    Patrick Grim
    4.8 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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...
  10. 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
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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...
  11. 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
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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.
  12. 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
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    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...
  13. 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
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    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...
  14. 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."
  15. European Thought and Culture in the 20th Century

    European Thought and Culture in the 20th Century

    Lloyd Kramer
    4.6 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    In his sequel to European Thought and Culture in the 19th Century, Professor Lloyd Kramer offers you a superbly focused introduction to the major intellectual themes and debates that have decisively shaped European culture. Their influence on modern disciplines including philosophy, psychology, economics, sociology, poetry, prose fiction, and painting has been incalculable.
  16. Introduction to Greek Philosophy

    Introduction to Greek Philosophy

    David Roochnik
    4.7 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Professor David Roochnik is your host and moderator for Western civilization’s greatest debate. What is reality? What are ethics, justice, and happiness? How shall we best live our lives? More than 2,000 years later, the issues the ancient Greeks pondered continue to challenge, fascinate, and instruct us.
  17. Aeneid of Virgil

    Aeneid of Virgil

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.7 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (93)
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    With The Aeneid of Virgil, Professor Elizabeth Vandiver has crafted a masterful presentation on the great national epic of ancient Rome and one of the most important works of literature ever written. Join Aeneas on his long journey west from ruined Troy to the founding of a new nation in Italy, and see how the author Virgil weaves together a rich network of compelling human themes on duty, desire, leadership, and...
  18. Practical Philosophy: The Greco-Roman Moralists

    Practical Philosophy: The Greco-Roman Moralists

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    4.6 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Imagine a course that teaches you not only how to think like the great philsophers, but how to live. Greeks and Romans of the early imperial period are often overlooked in the annals of philosophical study, but provided down-to-earth advice on how to live a solid, happy life. Professor Luke Timothy Johnson returns to The Teaching Company to study these geat thinkers with you.
  19. Religions of the Axial Age: An Approach to the World's Religions

    Religions of the Axial Age: An Approach to the World's Religions

    Mark W. Muesse
    4.8 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    What could the beliefs and traditions of a Zoroastrian, a person of Jewish faith, a Buddhist, a follower of Confucius, and a Christian have in common? How do religions evolve over time? Religions of the Axial Age offers a rare opportunity to relate your own spiritual questions to a variety of ancient quests for meaning and transcendence. Professor Mark W. Muesse shows you the historical conditions in which the world...
  20. The Conservative Tradition

    The Conservative Tradition

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.6 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Discover just how pivotal a role Conservatism has played in defining our political tradition and shaping the modern West with The Conservative Tradition. Award-winning Professor Patrick N. Allitt guides you on a detailed exploration of Conservatism's lineage, principles, key figures, and impact on history. No matter where you place yourself on the ideological spectrum, these 36 lectures will undoubtedly cause you to...