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  1. My Favorite Universe

    My Favorite Universe

    Neil deGrasse Tyson
    4.2 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (113)
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    What forces molded the universe? Are those forces still at work? Discover the answers to these and other startling questions about the cosmos with My Favorite Universe. Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson's course is a spirited and intellectually engaging journey through our universe and its history, from before the big bang to the likely ways in which Earth—and perhaps the entire universe—might end. Explore how black holes...
  2. 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
    (31)
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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.
  3. History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts Sale

    History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts

    Robert Bucholz
    4.8 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (146)
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    Explore the Tudor-Stuart era: a captivating examination of the 229-year period from 1485–1714 during which England transformed itself from a minor feudal state into what has been called the first modern society. In making that transformation, England became the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. Award-winning Professor Robert Bucholz of Loyola University of Chicago presents a sweeping, 48-lecture course...
  4. Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos

    Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos

    Steven Pollock
    4.7 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (127)
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    In Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos, Professor Steven Pollock translates the language of the remarkable science that, in only 100 years, has unlocked the secrets of the basic forces of nature. You will become familiar with the fundamental particles that make up all matter, from the tiniest microbe to the sun and stars. You will also learn the "rules of the game"—the forces the...
  5. History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev Sale

    History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev

    Mark Steinberg
    4 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (94)
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    Grasp what Russian life was like as Professor Steinberg analyzes ideas of power not only from the viewpoint of its rulers, but also from that of the ruled; the theme of happiness and its pursuit that resonates throughout Russian history, and ideas of morality and ethics as wielded by both the Russian state and its critics.
  6. Philosophy of Religion

    Philosophy of Religion

    James Hall
    3.7 out of 5
    55% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (79)
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    Professor James Hall invites you on a 36-lecture, intellectual journey to explore the questions of divine existence which humankind has debated for centuries. You will find the tools of logic and argument the professor applies in this course offer benefits you can take far beyond the issue of God's existence or the broader subject of religion. Enjoy wrapping your mind around questions for which every potential...
  7. Operas of Mozart Sale

    Operas of Mozart

    Robert Greenberg
    4.5 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
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    Mozart pushed the genre of opera to the point of comprehensive reinvention in his brief life, continually excelling in its composition and continually delighting audiences. Perhaps no composer has ever loved opera with more passion. Teaching Company favorite Professor Robert Greenberg examines Mozart's life, influences, and major operas. The scandalous Cosi fan tutte, crystalline Magic Flute, majestic Don Giovanni...
  8. History of Science: Antiquity to 1700 Sale

    History of Science: Antiquity to 1700

    Lawrence M. Principe
    4.4 out of 5
    61% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (42)
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    Understand what science really is, how it developed, and how it works. Learn who pursued science, and why. From the ancient Babylonians and Egyptians, to Roman and Islamic contributions, through the Renaissance to the laws of Isaac Newton, you will share a fascinating journey with Professor Principe, whose ability to synthesize material covering thousands of years into an enjoyable and succinct format is invaluable.
  9. Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication Sale

    Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.7 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (125)
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    In the first centuries after Christ, there was no "official" New Testament. In fact, many Christians held beliefs that today would be considered bizarre, including the belief that Christ's death and resurrection had nothing to do with salvation. What did these "other" Scriptures say? Do they exist today? If such beliefs were once common, why do they no longer exist? These are just a few of the many provocative...
  10. Biological Anthropology: An Evolutionary Perspective Sale

    Biological Anthropology: An Evolutionary Perspective

    Barbara J. King
    3.7 out of 5
    61% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (99)
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    Biological anthropology is far more than studying old bones. The history of humanity and its future as provided by Professor Barbara J. King considers evolution as a vital, active force. Join this noted scholar, teacher, and researcher as she explores more than a century of scientific scholarship to examine human history from this evolutionary perspective.
  11. Great Figures of the New Testament Sale

    Great Figures of the New Testament

    Amy-Jill Levine
    4.4 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (62)
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    Improve your biblical literacy and re-encounter the New Testament as a great repository of literary genius. This is the promise of Professor Amy-Jill Levine's vivid portraits of the cast of characters in the New Testament. Perhaps the best part of this compelling lecture series on the New Testament's most colorful characters is that you will gain a feeling for why these individuals remain dynamic, summoning...
  12. Theories of Human Development Sale

    Theories of Human Development

    Malcolm W. Watson
    4.6 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (43)
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    Almost from the moment of birth, we are faced with the need to reorganize our ways of thinking as life's challenges arise. What happens to us in childhood plays a key role in who we are and how our relationships unfold as adults. Professor Malcolm W. Watson introduces you to six theories that have had the greatest influence on the study of human development.
  13. Foundations of Western Civilization Sale

    Foundations of Western Civilization

    Thomas F. X. Noble
    4.4 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (219)
    Save up to $470.00 Starting at $89.95 $599.95 $89.95$599.95
    You can discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of Western civilization from its humble beginnings in the great river valleys of Iraq and Egypt to the dawn of the modern world. This broad, sweeping series helps you cover an enormous amount of historical material as you see how Western civilization evolved. Concentrating on the period 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600, Professor Thomas F. X. Noble unfolds for...
  14. Practical Philosophy: The Greco-Roman Moralists Sale

    Practical Philosophy: The Greco-Roman Moralists

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    4.6 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (52)
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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. Great Masters: Robert and Clara Schumann-Their Lives and Music Sale

    Great Masters: Robert and Clara Schumann-Their Lives and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (36)
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    Meet Robert and Clara Wieck Schumann, the most brilliant, gifted, troubled, and unique couple in the history of concert music. In Great Masters: Robert and Clara Schumann—Their Lives and Music, taught by popular Teaching Company Professor Robert Greenberg, learn why this critic and composer and his pianist wife have earned a distinct place in the annals of Western music. These fascinating lectures take you...
  16. Great Masters: Shostakovich-His Life and Music Sale

    Great Masters: Shostakovich-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
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    Discover the extraordinary life, times, and music of Dmitri Shostakovich, the great composer who proved to be a faithful witness to the survival of the human spirit under totalitarianism. In Great Masters: Shostakovich—His Life and Music, award-winning composer and Professor Robert Greenberg reveals why Shostakovich is, without a doubt, one of the most central composers of the 20th century. In addition to...
  17. Great Masters: Brahms-His Life and Music Sale

    Great Masters: Brahms-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
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    Great Masters: Brahms—His Life and Music is a course that links the complexities of this enduring Western composer with his electrifying works through biographical information and musical commentary. Join award-winning composer and Professor Robert Greenberg on an examination of how Brahms found unique ways of combining the formal complexity of older Classical genres with the melodic inventiveness, harmonic...
  18. Great Masters: Liszt-His Life and Music Sale

    Great Masters: Liszt-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.7 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (48)
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    Musically, Franz Liszt is one of the most written about but least understood composers of the 19th century. Join award-winning Professor Robert Greenberg on a fascinating journey to learn the truth about this enduring composer in Great Masters: Liszt—His Life and Music. More than anyone before him, it was Liszt who created one of the most enduring archetypes of the Romantic era: the artist "who walks with God...
  19. Medieval Heroines in History and Legend Sale

    Medieval Heroines in History and Legend

    Bonnie Wheeler
    4.2 out of 5
    52% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (44)
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    Joan of Arc, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Heloise, and Hildegard of Bingen escaped the boundaries of medieval perception and painted their own lives. Using the most current medieval scholarship along with recently discovered records and writings, medieval specialist Bonnie Wheeler provides you with an intimate portrait of these women through the context of their times.
  20. Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century Sale

    Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century

    David B. Ruderman
    4.5 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (49)
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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.