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  1. The Great Questions of Philosophy and Physics

    The Great Questions of Philosophy and Physics

    Steven Gimbel
    4.6 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Dr. Steven Gimbel of Gettysburg College shows how physics and philosophy work together to reveal the true nature of the universe. Physics makes the discoveries and philosophy interprets the results. Those results have been very odd since the turn of the 20th century—with relativity, quantum theory, and Big Bang cosmology overthrowing our conventional picture of reality.
  2. Language and the Mind

    Language and the Mind

    Spencer Kelly
    4.7 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (15)
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    What is our species’ greatest invention? Medicine, computers, space travel? Not even close. The innovation that underlies each of our past achievements and those we still aspire to is ... language. Learn why language is our ultimate invention—one that has allowed us to change the physical and social world around us in every conceivable way, and one that has fundamentally changed us, as well.
  3. The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us

    The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us

    Douglas O. Linder
    4.7 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (90)
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    No understanding of the past is complete without an understanding of the legal battles that have shaped it. In The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us, Professor Douglas O. Linder takes you back in time to revisit history’s most famous (and infamous) trials, including the Salem Witch Trials, the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, the Nuremburg Trials, and the Trial of O. J. Simpson.
  4. The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age

    The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age

    Eamonn Gearon
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (74)
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    It is nearly impossible to overstate the power and importance of the crucial 500-year history of the Abbasid Empire. The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age is your opportunity to get to know the story and the accomplishments of this great period in human civilization. Taught by acclaimed lecturer Eamonn Gearon, these 24 remarkable lectures offer brilliant insights into an era too often overlooked by...
  5. Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Sale

    Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    Leo Damrosch
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    In this chapter-by-chapter guide, Professor Leo Damrosch of Harvard University helps you navigate the Decline and Fall’s themes, structure, and lasting influence. Whether you’ve read the book before or never knew where to start, these 24 lectures are an authoritative study of a once-mighty empire—and the great book that became its classic eulogy and epitaph.
  6. Mind-Body Philosophy Sale

    Mind-Body Philosophy

    Patrick Grim
    4.8 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (42)
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    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...
  7. Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius Sale

    Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius

    Robert Andre LaFleur
    4.6 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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...
  8. An Introduction to Formal Logic

    An Introduction to Formal Logic

    Steven Gimbel
    4.7 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    From advertisers trying to separate you from your money, to politicians trying to get your vote, to friends who want you to agree with them, many people use flawed and misleading arguments to sway your behavior. Formal logic is intellectual self-defense and the key to clear thinking, good planning, and sound reasoning. Learn the principles in 24 lucid lectures taught by a professor who practices what he teaches.
  9. Death, Dying, and the Afterlife: Lessons from World Cultures Sale

    Death, Dying, and the Afterlife: Lessons from World Cultures

    Mark Berkson
    4.7 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Death is the horizon against which our lives unfold. Knowledge of mortality has inspired much of human activity—religion, philosophy, the arts, and science have all been driven by our understanding of death. Many cultures have learned to see death as a window into the meaning of life. Embark on an uplifting, meaningful, and multidisciplinary exploration of life’s only certainty with this modern memento mori.
  10. Redefining Reality: The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science Sale

    Redefining Reality: The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science

    Steven Gimbel
    4.7 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    No subject is bigger than reality itself and nothing is more challenging to understand, since what counts as reality has been undergoing continual revision for centuries. The quest to pin down what’s real is both philosophical and scientific. Redefining Reality , presented by award-winning Professor of Philosophy Steven Gimbel, shows that separating the real from the illusory is an exhilarating intellectual...
  11. The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room

    The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room

    Patrick Grim
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Thinking is at the heart of our everyday lives, yet our thinking can go wrong in any number of ways. Bad arguments, fallacious reasoning, misleading language, and built-in cognitive biases are all traps that keep us from rational decision making. What can we do to avoid these traps and think better? Is it possible to think faster, more efficiently, and more systematically? The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the...
  12. Development of European Civilization

    Development of European Civilization

    Kenneth R. Bartlett
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
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    Survey the remarkable development of Europe from the late Middle Ages through the eve of World War II with The Development of European Civilization. In Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett's 48 lectures, you'll learn the major ideologies that emerged from centuries of debate and conflict; the forces that intermingled to create a range of economic and social revolutions; groundbreaking European ideas about government,...
  13. The Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida Sale

    The Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida

    Lawrence Cahoone
    4.7 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Explore the foundations of modern and contemporary Western approaches to reality and knowledge with The Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida. Guided by award-winning Professor Lawrence Cahoone, these 36 lectures take you on an engaging intellectual journey that encompasses prominent figures like Locke, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, and Heidegger—intellectual radicals whose ideas...
  14. The Catholic Church: A History

    The Catholic Church: A History

    William R. Cook
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (115)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Explore the vast and fascinating history of one of the most influential institutions in the world with The Catholic Church: A History. In 36 informative and engaging lectures, follow the development of this powerful religious force throughout the centuries and witness its ability to move armies, inspire saints, and shape the lives and spirits of its more than 1 billion members. With noted historian and Professor...
  15. The Conservative Tradition Sale

    The Conservative Tradition

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.6 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (91)
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    Discover just how pivotal a role Conservatism has played in defining our political tradition and shaping the modern West with The Conservative Tradition. Award-winning Professor Patrick N. Allitt guides you on a detailed exploration of Conservatism's lineage, principles, key figures, and impact on history. No matter where you place yourself on the ideological spectrum, these 36 lectures will undoubtedly cause you to...
  16. Darwinian Revolution

    Darwinian Revolution

    Frederick Gregory
    4.6 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (57)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Charles Darwin's theories on natural selection rank with those of Copernicus and Newton for their iconic stature in science. In The Darwinian Revolution, explore the remarkable story of Darwin's ideas, how scientists and religious leaders reacted to them, and the resulting sea change in human thought. In these 24 absorbing lectures taught by award-winning Professor Frederick Gregory, learn how a strikingly original...
  17. Thinking about Capitalism

    Thinking about Capitalism

    Jerry Z. Muller
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (117)
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    In an era of increasing globalization, capitalism plays a dramatic role in the world economy and your everyday life. Explore the wealth of perspectives on this pervasive economic force in Thinking about Capitalism, and gain fresh insights into capitalism's history, its proponents and opponents, and its startling impact on our world. Drawing on his exceptional ability to frame each thinker's concerns within its...
  18. 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
    (96)
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    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...
  19. Beginnings of Judaism

    Beginnings of Judaism

    Isaiah M. Gafni
    4.8 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    The roots of Judaism reach back to the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament by Christians. For thousands of years, Jews have looked to these scriptures for their origins, and have located in them the tenets of their faith. However, much of what is recognized today as Judaism does not appear in the Bible. How did Judaism develop from its biblical roots to the highly developed system we know today? What has...
  20. Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution

    Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution

    Thomas L. Pangle
    4.6 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Enhance your understanding and appreciation of how our nation was founded in Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution. Professor Thomas L. Pangle reveals the viewpoints from both sides of the argument, and in the process provides you with deep insights into the political philosophies of some of our nation's greatest founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander...