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  1. Thinking about Religion and Violence Sale

    Thinking about Religion and Violence

    Jason C. Bivins
    4.3 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    In Thinking about Religion and Violence, award-winning Professor Jason C. Bivins takes you on a global, 24-lecture investigation of the roots of religious violence that offers more informed ways of thinking about it. You’ll consider how faiths view concepts like human sacrifice and martyrdom; the ways religious violence can be directed toward specific races and genders; and concepts like heresy and demonology.
  2. Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy Sale

    Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy

    David Kyle Johnson
    4.3 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (59)
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    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. Enlightenment Invention of the Modern Self

    Enlightenment Invention of the Modern Self

    Leo Damrosch
    5 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Explore the idea of “self” as it developed as a concept in Enlightenment-era literature. You will take an in depth look at pivotal works by Voltaire, Franklin, Johnson, Descartes, and Rousseau, among many others. Discover how ways of thinking that we take for granted are actually startlingly recent and emerged from this rich time of thought and change.
  4. 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
    (63)
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    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.
  5. Exploring Metaphysics

    Exploring Metaphysics

    David Kyle Johnson
    3.6 out of 5
    57% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
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    What comes to mind when you hear the word “metaphysics”? The truth is, while metaphysics is among the oldest strands of philosophical thought—an inquiry into the very nature of reality—metaphysics is also on the cutting edge of today’s scientific discoveries. Now you can take a journey through the limits of today’s knowledge in Exploring Metaphysics. Professor David Kyle Johnson identifies our...
  6. Moral Decision Making: How to Approach Everyday Ethics

    Moral Decision Making: How to Approach Everyday Ethics

    Clancy Martin
    4.3 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (35)
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    What does it mean to live a good life? If we want to live ethically, it stands to reason that our daily habits and overall goals must align themselves with a certain moral code. Moral Decision Making: How to Approach Everyday Ethics offers you the chance to reflect on some of the most powerful moral issues we face—as well as providing a framework for making the best decisions that will lead to a happier, more...
  7. Great Philosophical Debates: Free Will and Determinism Sale

    Great Philosophical Debates: Free Will and Determinism

    Shaun Nichols
    4.2 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Are you in control of your destiny? Or are you fated to live and act a certain way? Make up your own mind with Great Philosophical Debates: Free Will and Determinism. Learn the intriguing details of this fundamental philosophical question in 24 fascinating lectures taught by Shaun Nichols, an award-winning professor of philosophy and cognitive science. Discover how history's greatest thinkers have puzzled over the...
  8. Rights of Man: Great Thinkers and Great Movements

    Rights of Man: Great Thinkers and Great Movements

    Paul Gordon Lauren
    3 out of 5
    45% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (24)
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    Follow the inspirational story of human rights in The Rights of Man: Great Thinkers and Great Movements. Taught by Professor Paul Gordon Lauren, a leading authority on the history of human rights, these 24 lectures detail the evolution of our inalienable rights—from powerful visions in the minds of great leaders and everyday individuals to the movements that shattered centuries of inequality. As you learn how...
  9. Machiavelli in Context

    Machiavelli in Context

    William R. Cook
    4.6 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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. 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)
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    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...
  11. European Thought and Culture in the 19th Century

    European Thought and Culture in the 19th Century

    Lloyd Kramer
    4.7 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Explore the major thinkers and historic challenges that shaped the mind of Europe in the 19th century. How much does this recent history continue to impact Western thought today? Examine Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche, Romantic author Germaine de Staël, positivist August Comte, novelist and feminist George Sand, political theorist Benjamin Constant, and more.
  12. 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
    (33)
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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.
  13. Questions of Value

    Questions of Value

    Patrick Grim
    4.2 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (83)
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    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.
  14. Practical Philosophy: The Greco-Roman Moralists

    Practical Philosophy: The Greco-Roman Moralists

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    4.6 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (51)
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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.
  15. Introduction to Greek Philosophy

    Introduction to Greek Philosophy

    David Roochnik
    4.7 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
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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.
  16. Plato's Republic

    Plato's Republic

    David Roochnik
    4.7 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
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    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?
  17. Peoples and Cultures of the World Sale

    Peoples and Cultures of the World

    Edward Fischer
    4 out of 5
    52% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
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    As the “science of humanity,” anthropology can help us understand virtually everything about ourselves, from our political and economic systems, to why we get married, to how we decide to buy a particular bottle of wine. In this 24-lecture series, Professor Edward Fischer of Vanderbilt University provides an extraordinary glimpse into the world’s varied human societies—including our own.
  18. Great Minds of the Medieval World

    Great Minds of the Medieval World

    Dorsey Armstrong
    4.2 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (37)
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    The medieval era was a time of extraordinary advances in numerous fields of knowledge ranging from philosophy and theology to science, medicine, literature, and economics—as well as of revolutionary developments in education and the birth of the university. This fascinating epoch was not only a time of great innovation, it was the era in which the seeds of the modern West were sown. In the 24 lectures of Great...
  19. Reason & Faith: Philosophy in the Middle Ages

    Reason & Faith: Philosophy in the Middle Ages

    Thomas Williams
    4.7 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (85)
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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...
  20. Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century

    Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century

    David B. Ruderman
    4.5 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
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    God. Torah. Israel. These three concepts have been the focus of Jewish thought throughout history. The last four centuries have presented Jewish thinkers with increasingly difficult challenges. Through these lectures you will observe the time-honored intellectual tradition through which Judaism analyzes, rethinks, and reformulates itself.