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Basics of Stoic Philosophy and Practice

Image Description Gregory Sadler
12 lessons
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1h 39m
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97%

Ancient Stoic philosophy and practices provide a coherent path to a happier and more productive life. This course introduces you to the key Stoic authors, their most important ideas and insights, and useful techniques and practices.

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Human Evolution: Learn Where You Come From

Image Description Macken Murphy
10 lessons
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1h 32m
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100%

What makes our species special? Why are we the way we are? This course will tell the human story in all its wonder, from our humble origins as shrewlike organisms to the most powerful animals in history. Along the way, you'll learn about the evolved roots of our essential traits, such as our peculiar lack of body hair, our opposable thumbs, bipedalism, and, of course, our big brains. You'll also discover more about our relatives, from neanderthals to chimpanzees. Learn where you come from in this epic Listenable course. Bibliography: https://bit.ly/2SRUQLG

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Native American Mindfulness

Image Description Hyapatia Lee
14 lessons
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1h 17m
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93%

This course shares traditional medicine stories of Native Americans, and the meaning of the Wheel of Life. This medicine wheel has been used for centuries to help people navigate through life on their path to happiness, health, harmony, humor, and hope. It's a great tool for mindfulness and meditation.

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Ancient Greek Philosophy

Image Description Dr. Will Buckingham
10 lessons
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1h 2m
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95%

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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Human History and the First Civilizations

Image Description Brian Fagan
10 lessons
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51m
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95%

What happened in history before ancient Greeks and Romans? In this course, we’ll cover the story of humanity, from our origins in East Africa to the world’s first pre-industrial civilizations. Over ten audio lessons, you’ll learn about human origins some three million years ago, explore the origins of modern humans, ourselves, and our colonization of the Old World and the Americas. We’ll also explore the origins of agriculture and animal domestication and explain why the changeover from hunting and gathering took place. After listening to this course, you’ll have an entirely new perspective...

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The Mad World of the Roman Emperors

Image Description James Wareing
10 lessons
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40m
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92%

This course will give you an insight in the world of the Roman emperors. In the late first century BC, Rome transitioned from a republic, where no man could rule Rome by themselves, to an empire. In doing so, Rome experienced a period of unprecedented success and innovation. Yet, this coincided with the rule of some of the most tyrannical and brutal emperors history has seen. In many cases, they were no more brutal than they were mad. They would be a tabloid’s dream today, and some of the stories are scarcely believable. Our journey will introduce us to a range of characters, such as the...

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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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Brain Science for Non-Scientists

Image Description Wilf Nelson
9 lessons
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42m
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92%

This is a course that talks about Psychology and Neuroscience as they really work but assumes you have never touched a science textbook and want to be able to understand the news like an expert. By the end of the course, you will find out how to understand brain sciences in the media and what neuroscience can and can't do.

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Sci-Phi: Philosophy through Science Fiction

Image Description David Kyle Johnson, PhD
10 lessons
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55m
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90%

Science fiction isn’t juvenile escapism. It finds its origin in philosophical writings and is one of the fundamental avenues through which we engage with philosophical questions. Do we have free will? Could machines think? Could there be an afterlife? Does God exist? What is good and evil? In this course, we will explore these questions and more by seeing how they are raised in science fiction and how the world’s greatest thinkers have tried to answer them. After finishing the course, you will have a greater appreciation for science fiction and a better understanding of the philosophical...

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Stoicism: An Ancient Philosophy and Modern Practice

Image Description Logan Egleston
10 lessons
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36m
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90%

This course intends to use the principles of Stoicism I have studied over the years to help better the lives of everyday individuals. Stoicism is a practical belief system, yet it sometimes can be abstract like many other philosophies, so this course will bring these over-the-head ideas down to Earth to help people improve their lives.

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