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  1. Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World

    Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World

    Steven L. Goldman
    4.1 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (101)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    In this course you will explore ideas that-when society has been willing to pursue them-have helped form the foundation of modern life. You'll discover there is no sharp distinction between ideas that are classified as scientific and those that are classified as philosophical or mathematical, or even between scientific ideas and political, religious, or aesthetic ideas. In each lecture, you also will examine the...
  2. Consciousness and Its Implications

    Consciousness and Its Implications

    Daniel N. Robinson
    3.4 out of 5
    45% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (131)
    Starting at £14.99 Starting at £14.99 £29.99 £14.99£29.99
    Join distinguished philosopher, psychologist, and award-winning Professor Daniel N. Robinson and explore fascinating questions about human consciousness in Consciousness and Its Implications. You'll probe the depths of this mysterious subject from the perspective of the philosopher, the psychologist, the scientist, and the doctor. A master storyteller, Professor Robinson brings this riveting topic to life with...
  3. 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
    (93)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    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...
  4. Cycles of American Political Thought

    Cycles of American Political Thought

    Joseph F. Kobylka
    4.5 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (60)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    Examine a broad survey of American intellectual history in the dynamic course, The American Mind. Discover aspects of the elaborate structure that became modern America, tracing ideas in politics, religion, education, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, literature, social theory, and science—proving that Americans have a much richer intellectual tradition than generally imagined. Continue your fascinating study...
  5. Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalist Movement

    Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalist Movement

    Ashton Nichols
    4.2 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (73)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    In this course, Professor Ashton Nichols introduces us to two remarkable figures Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and a diverse group of intellectual activists, literary figures, and social reformers whose ideas, often considered radical at the time of the Civil War, would remake American society.
  6. Philosophy of Science

    Philosophy of Science

    Jeffrey L. Kasser
    4.3 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (91)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    Philosopher Jeffrey Kasser launches an ambitious inquiry into what makes science science. The route to the answers is a challenging, thought-provoking quest, requiring logic, persistence, intellectual rigor, and imagination.
  7. Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution

    Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution

    Peter C. Mancall
    3.8 out of 5
    56% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (78)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £99.99 £39.99£99.99
    In Professor Peter C. Mancall's 48 lectures you learn how our emerging nation astonished the world leaders of the day, broke away from its mother country, and fashioned a republic capable of sustaining itself generation after generation.
  8. Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights

    Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights

    John E. Finn
    4.5 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (87)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    This course introduces students to a uniquely American invention: the written specification of individual liberties and rights that citizens possess, and has as its subject the relationship of law to the most fundamental questions about politics, morality, and human nature.
  9. Machiavelli in Context

    Machiavelli in Context

    William R. Cook
    4.6 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (82)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    What images does the name Machiavelli conjure up? Political opportunism? Cold-blooded manipulation? The ends that justify the means? But does the Machiavelli most of us think we know bear any resemblance to the Machiavelli who lived, pondered, and wrote? Professor William R. Cook offers the opportunity to meet an extraordinarily thoughtful and sincere student of history and its lessons.
  10. 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
    (66)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    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.
  11. Popes and the Papacy: A History

    Popes and the Papacy: A History

    Thomas F. X. Noble
    4.2 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (103)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    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...
  12. Philosophy as a Guide to Living

    Philosophy as a Guide to Living

    Stephen A. Erickson
    4.2 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (57)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    This course is a stimulating and accessible discussion of how some of the greatest minds of the past three centuries have pondered the mysteries of existence and meaning. Join Professor Stephen A. Erickson as he guides you along the intellectual road traveled by post-Enlightenment thinkers such as Schopenhauer, Marx, Nietzsche, and Camus. This course requires no background in philosophy; you can comprehend what each...
  13. Science and Religion

    Science and Religion

    Lawrence M. Principe
    4.2 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (154)
    Starting at £14.99 Starting at £14.99 £29.99 £14.99£29.99
    Science and religion—two crucial forces that helped shape Western civilization and continue to interact in our daily lives. What is the nature of their relationship? When do they conflict? And how do they influence each other in their pursuits of knowledge and truth? Science and Religion, taught by award-winning Professor Lawrence M. Principe, answers these and other pointed questions about the historical sweep...
  14. Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

    Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

    David Zarefsky
    4 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (121)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    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...
  15. Between Cross and Crescent: Jewish Civilization from Mohammed to Spinoza

    Between Cross and Crescent: Jewish Civilization from Mohammed to Spinoza

    David B. Ruderman
    4.2 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    This course presents an overview of Jewish culture and society, from its rabbinic foundations in late antiquity up to the dawn of modernity in the 17th century.
  16. American Mind

    American Mind

    Allen C. Guelzo
    4.3 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (88)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    America's distinct philosophy stems from a powerful body of thought that extends back to the first European settlers and that was enriched by later generations of American thinkers including Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, William James, and Martin Luther King Jr. Explore the immensely stimulating conversation that made the United States what it is today with The American Mind, 36 lectures that...
  17. Questions of Value

    Questions of Value

    Patrick Grim
    4.2 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (88)
    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.
  18. Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World Through Experience and Reason

    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)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    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...
  19. After the New Testament: The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers

    After the New Testament: The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.2 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Who exactly were the Apostolic Fathers? Why were they given that name? Most important, what windows into the shaping of Christianity's canon, church hierarchy, and creed are opened for us with an understanding of works that include the letters of 1 Clement or Ignatius, the Didache of the Apostles, or the Letter to Diognetus? Professor Bart D. Ehrman answers these and many other questions as he introduces us to what...
  20. Plato's Republic

    Plato's Republic

    David Roochnik
    4.7 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (53)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £24.99 £24.99£24.99
    Explore why Plato’s Republic, more than 2,000 years after its appearance, remains astonishingly relevant in its own right as it addresses questions such as: What sort of person should rule the state? Are all citizens equal before the law? Is censorship of music and literature ever justifiable? And, perhaps most of all, what is justice itself?