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

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

    Alan Charles Kors
    4.6 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (129)
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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.
  2. Terror of History: Mystics, Heretics, and Witches in the Western Tradition Sale

    Terror of History: Mystics, Heretics, and Witches in the Western Tradition

    Teofilo F. Ruiz
    4 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (91)
    Save up to $259.95 Starting at $30.00 $299.95 $30.00$299.95
    Western civilization, so closely associated with reason and science, has also been characterized by widespread belief in the supernatural and the irrational. Why? The answers lie in this intriguing course-a study of mysticism, heresy, apocalyptic movements, and the witch craze in Europe between 1000 and 1700.
  3. 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...
  4. 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)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    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...
  5. War, Peace, and Power: Diplomatic History of Europe, 1500-2000 Sale

    War, Peace, and Power: Diplomatic History of Europe, 1500-2000

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.5 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (64)
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    In War, Peace, and Power: Diplomatic History of Europe, 1500–2000, Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius offers a remarkable look into the evolution of the European continent and the modern state system. In 36 provocative lectures, he allows us to peer through the revealing lens of statecraft to show us its impact on war, peace, and power and how that impact may well be felt in the future—an approach that...
  6. 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)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    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...
  7. Mind-Body Philosophy

    Mind-Body Philosophy

    Patrick Grim
    4.8 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
    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...
  8. The Symphony

    The Symphony

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    This course brings longtime Teaching Company favorite Professor Robert Greenberg to a 300-year survey of the symphony with the enthusiasm, energy, and breadth of knowledge that are his trademarks. As you explore the evolution and development of this remarkable musical genre, you enjoy musical excerpts from well- known compositions in addition to some that may be new to you, along with enlightening musical and...
  9. Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe

    Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe

    Jeffrey C. Grossman
    4.4 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (86)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Thermodynamics is the branch of science that deals with the movement of heat. Nothing seems simpler, but nothing is more subtle and wide-ranging in its effects. And nothing has had a more profound impact on the development of modern civilization. Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe gives you an in-depth tour of this vital and fascinating science in 24 enthralling lectures that are suitable for everyone...
  10. Physics in Your Life

    Physics in Your Life

    Richard Wolfson
    4.7 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (60)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Why does a curveball curve? Why does ice float? How do CDs and DVDs work? Why don't your legs break when you jump off a chair? What keeps a moving bicycle from falling over? These questions involve physical principles that relate not only to interesting aspects of our daily lives, but also explain fundamental features of reality. In this DVD-only course, filled with hands-on demonstrations, you explore the physics...
  11. The History of Christianity II: From the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch

    The History of Christianity II: From the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch

    Molly Worthen
    4.8 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (34)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    The History of Christianity II: From the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch picks up where The Great Courses’ first history of Christianity left off: with the Protestant Reformation. Taught by Dr. Molly Worthen, a professor of history at the University of North Carolina, these 36 fascinating lectures trace the story of Christianity as it transformed from the end of the Middle Ages into the diverse global...
  12. String Quartets of Beethoven Sale

    String Quartets of Beethoven

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    98% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (52)
    Save up to $389.95 Starting at $30.00 $429.95 $30.00$429.95
    In The String Quartets of Beethoven, award-winning composer and celebrated Great Courses Professor Robert Greenberg guides you through the power and beauty of the maestro's 16 quartets for two violins, viola, and cello. This captivating new course is a rare opportunity for you to grasp the musical riches and spiritual greatness of the quartets in a clear and accessible way. In twenty-four 45-minute lectures,...
  13. Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

    Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

    Robert Greenberg
    4.7 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas provide a window into his personal musical development and highlight the piano as an evolving instrument. Professor Robert Greenberg combines analysis of extensive musical excerpts with historical anecdotes, metaphors, and humor to show what goes on inside a musical composition and how Beethoven often broke all former rules to achieve a new, powerful effect.
  14. The World of Byzantium

    The World of Byzantium

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.6 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (90)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Open new vistas of historical insight as you join award-winning scholar and lecturer Kenneth W. Harl in this study of the crucial yet overlooked civilization of Byzantium. These lectures fill a gap in history and give you a much wider and more accurate perspective on everything from the decline of imperial Rome to the rise of the Renaissance.
  15. Major Transitions in Evolution

    Major Transitions in Evolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.3 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (58)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Embark on an unforgettable look into the past with Major Transitions in Evolution, which tells the science-detective story of the giant leaps that gave rise to nature's boundless diversity. In these 24 lavishly illustrated lectures by two engaging professors-paleontologist Anthony Martin and paleoanthropologist John Hawks-investigate the conditions that led to the first complex cells, flying insects, flowering...
  16. Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature

    Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature

    Pamela Bedore
    4.1 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature delivers 24 illuminating lectures which plunge you into the history and development of utopian ideas and their dystopian counterparts. You’ll encounter some of the most powerful and influential texts in this genre as you travel centuries into the past and thousands of years into the future, through worlds that are beautiful, laughable, terrifying, and always...
  17. National Geographic Polar Explorations

    National Geographic Polar Explorations

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.2 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (29)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Travel to the polar regions with five Arctic and Antarctic experts on an exquisite visual journey, produced in partnership with National Geographic. You’ll encounter incredible wildlife, learn about the “heroic era” of polar exploration, discover how indigenous peoples thrive in these climates, and gain valuable tips on how to take captivating photographs in the otherworldly landscapes found at the ends of the...
  18. Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages Sale

    Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages

    Robert Garland
    4.6 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (16)
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    Over the course of 24 engaging lectures, Professor Robert Garland of Colgate University unpacks the development of Athenian democracy, going inside the assemblies and courts to reveal how citizen rule worked—and where it came up short. Unprecedented, flawed, relevant to our time, and captivating in its own right, the story of Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages explores what is arguably the boldest...
  19. The World's Greatest Churches

    The World's Greatest Churches

    William R. Cook
    4.9 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (73)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    The great churches represent some of the world’s most stunning masterpieces of architecture, art, and faith. In The World’s Greatest Churches, go on a guided tour of the most outstanding, memorable, and meaningful churches in the world. Lavishly illustrated with breathtaking photos, detailed floor plans, and 3-D models, these lectures take you deeply into Christianity through its most important buildings.
  20. Late Middle Ages

    Late Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader
    4.8 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (102)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    What were the Late Middle Ages—medieval or modern? Any period that falls between two eras bears the hallmarks of transition. Witness the medieval carnage of frequent wars, improved weaponry, and the Black Death, and discover the modernity of intellectual and cultural maturing, and philosophical movements that celebrated the individual. Professor Philip Daileader is your guide with The Late Middle Ages, the...