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Human Trafficking 101

Image Description Celia Williamson, PhD
11 lessons
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1h
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92%

This lesson provides an overview of human trafficking around the world with an emphasis on human trafficking in the U.S. Listeners will learn what human trafficking is, how it happens, where it happens, who is involved, and what the average citizen or professional can do to stop human trafficking.

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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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Sci-Phi: Philosophy through Science Fiction

Image Description David Kyle Johnson, PhD
10 lessons
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55m
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94%

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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How Science Works

Image Description Benjamin Keep
10 lessons
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59m
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100%

What do we know about science? Although we encounter scientific claims on a daily basis in the modern world, we rarely consider science itself as an object of study. This course remedies that. It explores deep questions about scientific knowledge and how science works. For instance: How does science develop reliable knowledge? When should scientists change their beliefs? And do they do so when they should? It draws on the philosophy, history, and sociology of science to give you the tools to think more critically about the science you encounter, offers intellectual conundrums to ponder—and it...

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Technologies That Transformed Humanity

Image Description Richard L. Currier, PhD
10 lessons
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1h 4m
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83%

Although we usually think of technology as unique to modern times, our prehistoric ancestors actually created primitive tools and weapons—the first human technologies—millions of years ago. In this course, you will learn how the fashioning of weapons, the mastery of fire, and the invention of clothing and shelter led to revolutionary changes in the human body, enabling us to walk upright, shed our body hair, and triple the size of our brains. You will also learn how the invention of symbolism, agriculture, and technologies of transportation made the first civilizations possible, how the...

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Quantum Computing for Everyone

Image Description Barry Luijbregts
9 lessons
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37m
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100%

In this course, I'll explain – in plain English – what quantum computing is, how it works and why you should care. If you ever wanted to know what quantum computing is and how it works, without needing to be a quantum physicist, this course is for you. Quantum computing is a very exciting, new field of technology. It seems like science fiction, but it isn't, and it will revolutionize many industries.

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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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90%

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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Why Read Genesis

Image Description Robert Garland
20 lessons
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3h 3m
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100%

Genesis is one of the most original and influential books ever written. As well as being the first book of the Hebrew Bible, Genesis has had a profound impact on both Christianity and Islam. Its depiction of the Creator as an entity who learns by trial and error is both original and bold. Rarely has humanity's struggle to comprehend the mystery of existence been more effectively and provocatively explored. Genesis is also a rattling good narrative. It contains some of the most memorable scenes in western literature. At its heart lies the struggle of the Jewish people to establish their...

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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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Human History and the First Civilizations

Image Description Brian Fagan
10 lessons
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51m
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94%

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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