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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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96%

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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Most Brilliant Social Psychology Experiments

Image Description John Robin
10 lessons
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54m
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91%

The world of social psychology is full of strangeness. This course will cover 10 of the most brilliant and well-known experiments, many which will change your perspective on just how much control you have over your life and your surroundings. Some of it this will scare you, but most will intrigue you as well. From induced prison experiments to how marshmallows reveal our propensity for patience, you will learn why many assumptions and laws in our world are the way they are—thanks to the field of social psychology!

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Brain-Twisting Paradoxes

Image Description John Robin
10 lessons
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49m
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87%

There are paradoxes in our world that are so complicated, they can make your brain change shape. This course covers ten of the most challenging, brain-twisting paradoxes, collected across thousands of years of history from our greatest minds. Some even seem impossible—or at least, they tell us just how truly difficult certain truths are to grapple with. Take the challenge! Not only will you come out having tackled some of the world’s most mysterious problems, you’ll think differently about the world and bring these skills into your daily life.

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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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The Theories of Sigmund Freud

Image Description Psychology Insights Online
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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How to Be Good: An Introduction to Ethics

Image Description Ronan McLaverty-Head
7 lessons
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38m
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93%

How can we be good? Is there even such a thing as "good" and "bad"? Moral philosophy is the study of what makes something good and how we can know what to do if we want to be good. This course aims to introduce some of the main ethical theories in western philosophy and discover how they try to solve real-world ethical dilemmas.

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The Golden Age of Science in the Arab Empire

Image Description Brandon Peacock
9 lessons
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1h 23m
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92%

The Arab Empire rapidly grew from its humble 7th-century origins to a colossus of intercontinental influence. And during its Golden Age, humanity's understanding of how the universe worked grew just as quickly. In this course, Brandon Peacock provides a snapshot of the cultural dynamics at play over the course of this era and will introduce you to the scientists of this region who paved the way for the Scientific Revolution of the Renaissance.

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Ancient Greek Philosophy

Image Description Dr. Will Buckingham
10 lessons
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1h 2m
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94%

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 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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