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Ancient Greek Philosophy

Image Description Dr. Will Buckingham
10 lessons
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1h 2m
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100%

What does it mean to be a sceptic, or a cosmopolitan? Who was it who first talked about atoms? Why is it sometimes good to be a cynic? Why do Plato and Aristotle still matter today? Ancient Greek Philosophy will give you a whirlwind tour of some of the major philosophers and major ideas in the Greek tradition. We’ll explore some of the ancient world’s strangest and most profound thinkers. And we’ll ask what relevance ancient Greek philosophy still has for us in the 21st Century.

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The Theories of Sigmund Freud

Image Description Dr. Daniel McGrath
10 lessons
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47m
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100%

This course is designed to introduce you to the life of Sigmund Freud and to explore a few of his most significant ideas and theories. As one of the most prominent theorists in the history of psychology, Freud pioneered the design and implementation of talk therapy as a method for treating mental illness. In this course, you will learn more about Freud the person, his background, his beliefs, and his legacy. In addition, this course will provide a detailed overview of Freud’s key theories on the unconscious, human development, and personality. We will also discuss psychoanalysis, the first...

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The Philosophy of Happiness

Image Description Dr. Will Buckingham
10 lessons
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53m
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100%

What is happiness? How can we find a path to happier lives? Is there a single secret to happiness? Or does happiness mean different things to different people? For generations, questions about human happiness have preoccupied philosophers across the world. “The Philosophy of Happiness” looks at philosophers from Ancient China and Greece to the present day. It explores the varied approaches that philosophers have taken to thinking about what happiness means; looks at what some of the greatest minds in history have said about why happiness matters; and asks how we might be able to attain...

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Mindful Capitalism: Driving Positive Change in Capitalism

Image Description Hiroki Hirayama
9 lessons
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1h 29m
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93%

Ready to embrace a new normal? A new normal where we could all be operating as change-makers to help reform capitalism for the better? Through this course, you'll discover why we should be caring about the world's most pressing issues today – inequalities and climate change. You'll also get a glimpse of what having a more mindful capitalism looks like – a system where financial profits align with societal value and environmental sustainability. Most importantly, you'll also discover how we could be change-makers – as consumers, as investors, and as talent. Indeed, no one is too small to...

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Understanding Your Brain

Image Description Betsy Herbert
10 lessons
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41m
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100%

This course will give a broad introduction to the fundamentals of neuroscience, covering just what exactly the brain is, what it’s made of, and how its individual components work together to orchestrate the astonishing range of feats we experience every day. We will begin by learning the grand anatomy of the brain, introducing each component part by part. Next, we will delve into the principles of neuronal communication, learning how information is transmitted in the form of electrical signals. We’ll then go on to explore how sensations from the outside world are experienced as perceptions...

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Why Read Homer's "Odyssey"

Image Description Robert Garland
20 lessons
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2h 37m
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100%

Homer's "Odyssey" was composed over two and a half thousand years ago. Why should we bother to read it now? Because the "Odyssey" is about such perennial issues as self-discovery, exploration, nostalgia for one's home, becoming an adult, appetite for the unknown, testing oneself to the limit, and love of family. Not the least of the reasons for reading it at this time is the fact that it empowers women. It is also a fairytale brimful with one-eyed cannibals, witches, seductresses, and princesses. Odysseus' odyssey is consistently hindered and advanced by women. Discover how this work offers...

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What is Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy

Image Description Dr. Will Buckingham
10 lessons
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44m
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100%

“Philosophy” literally means “the love of wisdom.” But what is wisdom? And what can philosophy tell us about how we might be able to live more wisely? This course will introduce some of the greatest philosophers, from both the East and West, and explore the practical implications of their ideas.

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Masterpieces Of World Literature And Why They Matter

Image Description Alisa Miller
10 lessons
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49m
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86%

Throughout history and around the world, certain books have made such an impact on readers that they created a permanent place in literature. Often, these books illustrate elements of humanity that resonate with people, such as class struggle or finding oneself. Other times, what the book brings is so unique or groundbreaking that it serves as an example for the next generation of literature. This course will explore ten literary masterpieces from around the world and why they have earned a measure of importance.

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Fundamentals of Economics

Image Description Dr. Michael McDonald
10 lessons
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45m
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88%

This course covers key fundamental topics in economics, which drives the world of business and affects people and nations around the globe. In just ten audio lessons, you’ll learn the basics of supply and demand, setting prices in business, Gross Domestic Product, government fiscal and monetary policy, inflation, and much more. After completion of the course, you will be equipped with enough knowledge to discuss a variety of economic issues in any setting, whether work-related or personal.

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Vikings: History and Mindset

Image Description Tom Shippey
10 lessons
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45m
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100%

This course looks at the forces that made the Vikings, their adaptive responses to changing circumstances, and most of all, their successful mindset. It asks the hard questions: What got them started? What gave them their edge? How did they manage to terrorize Europe for three centuries, from Ireland to Ukraine? What tactics did successful kings use against them? Lessons follow the careers of famous Vikings, like Ivar the Boneless and Egil Skallagrímsson, and some not so famous, like Haesten, “the Vikings’ Viking.” Lessons also cover the Viking assaults on Ireland, England, Spain, Russia,...

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