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  1. Why Evil Exists

    Why Evil Exists

    Charles Mathewes
    4.4 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (80)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Why do humans do evil? Is evil a spiritual or a cosmic problem? Why, in the end, does evil exist? Discover the answer to these and other provocative questions in Why Evil Exists. Award-winning Professor Charles Mathewes offers you a richly rewarding encounter with dynamic inquiries into Western civilization's greatest thinking on this critical subject. Covering nearly 5,000 years of human history and invoking the...
  2. Power over People: Classical and Modern Political Theory

    Power over People: Classical and Modern Political Theory

    Dennis Dalton
    4.3 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (67)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    This course contrasts two conflicting views that have long shaped political theory and practice—idealism and realism. The debate between them starts with the origins of philosophy in ancient India and Greece, and can be traced right through to the 20th century’s most extreme examples of idealism and realism, Gandhi and Hitler.
  3. Prove It: The Art of Mathematical Argument

    Prove It: The Art of Mathematical Argument

    Bruce H. Edwards
    4.8 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (34)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Mathematical proof is the gold standard of knowledge. Once a mathematical statement has been proved with a rigorous argument, it counts as true throughout the universe and for all time. Imagine, then, the thrill of being able to prove something in mathematics. But you don't have to imagine the exhilaration of constructing a proof-you can do it! Prove It: The Art of Mathematical Argument initiates you into this...
  4. Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear

    Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear

    Michael Starbird
    4 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (62)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Statistical information is truly everywhere. You can't look at a newspaper without seeing statistics on virtually every page. Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear is your introduction to a vitally important subject in today's data-driven society. In 24 half-hour lectures, which require no background in mathematics beyond basic algebra, you explore the principles and methods that underlie the study of statistics....
  5. Stress and Your Body Sale

    Stress and Your Body

    Robert Sapolsky
    4.7 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (115)
    Save up to $250.00 Starting at $34.95 $299.95 $34.95$299.95
    From Dr. Robert Sapolsky, one of the world's foremost researchers on stress and neurobiology, comes this fascinating 24-lecture course that guides you through the science of the stress that is a central part of daily life. You'll explore the nuts and bolts of the stress-response system, its various effects on the body, its ramifications on psychological health, and more. Filled with intriguing case studies, helpful...
  6. Origins of the Human Mind

    Origins of the Human Mind

    Stephen P. Hinshaw
    4.4 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (38)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Get an authoritative guide to the latest information and viewpoints on what neurobiologists, psychologists, and other scientists know about our minds in Origins of the Human Mind. These 24 intriguing and enlightening lectures lay bare the inner workings of our minds. And they're all brought to you by award-winning Professor Stephen P. Hinshaw, whose thorough and unbiased approach to this fascinating subject reveals...
  7. How We Learn Sale

    How We Learn

    Monisha Pasupathi
    4.3 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (40)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    Shed some much-needed light on what's going on when you learn, and dispel some pervasive myths about an activity so central to your daily life. With Professor Monisha Pasupathi's 24-lecture course, How We Learn, you'll examine interesting theories about learning; explore the ways we master tasks such as speaking a new language, learning a musical instrument, or navigating through a new city; and gain vital...
  8. The Life and Death of Stars

    The Life and Death of Stars

    Keivan G. Stassun
    4.2 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    No other large-scale object in the universe is as fundamental as a star. Stars are a central topic of astronomy, and because the study of stars encompasses key concepts in nuclear physics, electromagnetism, chemistry, and other disciplines, it is an ideal introduction to how we understand the universe at all scales. The Life and Death of Stars introduces you to this spectacular story in 24 beautifully...
  9. Language and Society: What Your Speech Says About You

    Language and Society: What Your Speech Says About You

    Valerie Fridland
    3.1 out of 5
    40% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Language shapes our experience, our thinking, our perceptions, and the very social systems within which our lives unfold. In these 24 revealing lectures, you’ll discover the remarkable ways in which our society is a reflection of our language; how differences in the way people use language create differences in society; and ultimately how our linguistic choices play a determining role in every aspect of our lives.
  10. 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 $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    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. Natural Law and Human Nature

    Natural Law and Human Nature

    Joseph Koterski, S.J.
    3.7 out of 5
    51% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (78)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    What do we mean by inalienable human rights? Is legislation the basis for those rights? These lectures explore the concept of human nature and how it is the basis for natural law and natural rights philosophy. Consider the arguments for natural law, the objections that have been raised against it, and the ways in which it remains a vital and even pervasive force in political, moral, and social life today.
  12. How You Decide: The Science of Human Decision Making Sale

    How You Decide: The Science of Human Decision Making

    Ryan Hamilton
    4.6 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (19)
    Save up to $250.00 Starting at $24.95 $299.95 $24.95$299.95
    Scientists have spent centuries trying to discern how humans make choices. This course looks at the cutting-edge research revealed via the scientific method to understand and explain the human decision making process. You’ll better understand the choices you face every day, the tools you can use to make the best decisions for your personal goals, and how to most effectively influence the decisions of others.
  13. Great Battles of the Ancient World

    Great Battles of the Ancient World

    Garrett G. Fagan
    4.2 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (117)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Hollywood has gone to elaborate lengths to recreate the violence and mayhem of ancient warfare in movies such as Gladiator and Troy. But what were ancient battles really like? What weapons, tactics, armor, training, and logistics were used? In this course, Professor Garrett G. Fagan takes you into the thick of combat in some of the most notable battles fought in the Mediterranean region from prehistoric times to the...
  14. Museum Masterpieces: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Museum Masterpieces: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Richard Brettell
    4.5 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    No other museum covers the history of humanity and its achievements as thoroughly as The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In these 24 visually rich, half-hour lectures, Professor Richard Brettell takes you through The Metropolitan Museum of Art from front to back, from bottom to top, introducing practically every department in the museum. Each is a museum unto its own, representing one of the world’s...
  15. The Western Literary Canon in Context

    The Western Literary Canon in Context

    John M. Bowers
    4.5 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (58)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Explore how some of the most influential masterpieces of literature became part of the elite catalog of books known as the Western literary canon. In The Western Literary Canon in Context, you journey from the ancient world to the 20th century and investigate the literary and historical significance of works including the Odyssey, Beowulf, Moby-Dick, War and Peace, and Ulysses. Award-winning Professor John M. Bowers...
  16. Mathematical Decision Making: Predictive Models and Optimization

    Mathematical Decision Making: Predictive Models and Optimization

    Scott P. Stevens
    4.7 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (58)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Researchers have perfected mathematical techniques for predicting the best possible outcomes when faced with conflicting options. Now, all you need is a computer and spreadsheet program to harness the power of these methods for solving practical problems. Discover the endless ways in which applying quantitative methods helps problem solvers like you make better decisions in business, research, government, and...
  17. Great Thinkers, Great Theorems

    Great Thinkers, Great Theorems

    William Dunham
    4.8 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (91)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Explore the most awe-inspiring theorems in the 3,000-year history of mathematics with the 24 lectures of Great Thinkers, Great Theorems. Professor William Dunham, an award-winning teacher with a talent for conveying the essence of mathematical ideas, reveals how great minds like Pythagoras, Newton, and Euler crafted theorems that would revolutionize our understanding of the world. Approaching great theorems the way...
  18. Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius

    Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius

    Robert Andre LaFleur
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (29)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    With Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius, explore one of the world’s most important philosophical texts. Filled with rich historical context, detailed close readings of key passages, and stories of Confucius and his students (and critics), these 24 lectures are required learning for anyone who wants a solid grasp of Eastern philosophy—and the ways a single book can cross cultures to inspire an entire...
  19. Mind-Body Philosophy

    Mind-Body Philosophy

    Patrick Grim
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (39)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    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...
  20. St. Augustine's Confessions Sale

    St. Augustine's Confessions

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.5 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (69)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    This course examines all 13 books, or chapters, of this masterpiece that inspired Dante and Martin Luther and encouraged Christianity to accept the thinking of Plato. It provides the background needed to understand the Confessions as Augustine intended and analyzes his account—told in stories that are as powerful as any in world literature—of the events leading to his Christian conversion.