Philosophy Courses

Emotions: a Philosophical Introduction
ADD FREE starts 18 May 2015
The course cover a wide range of interests about the nature of emotional events. The biological impact of emotional states, the relationship between emotions and consciousness, and the interactions between cognitive and emotional processes are some of the main topics covered in this course. The curriculum is drawn from several research fields including philosophy, neurology, psychology, anthropology and robotics, among others. Ideas will be explained in a way that is easily assimilated by participants.

Exploring Quantum Physics
ADD FREE starts 30 Mar 2015
Quantum physics is the foundation for much of modern technology, providing the framework for understanding light and matter from the subatomic to macroscopic domains. More than just a theory, it offers a way of looking at the world that grows richer with experience and practice. This free course will provide some of that practice and teach you "tricks of the trade" (not found in textbooks) that will enable you to solve quantum-mechanical problems yourself and understand the subject at a deeper level.

On Strategy : What Managers Can Learn From Philosophy
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In the expression “creative thinking”, the keyword is not creativity, it is thinking. To help leaders be rigorous and effective, great philosophers have lots of ideas and in this course, they will help managers rediscover the art of thinking. Participants in this course will come to understand the role of mental models, realize the importance of cognitive bias, and agree on clear definitions and efficient criteria.

Revolutionary Ideas: Introduction to Legal and Political Philosophy
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In this course, we will explore foundational ideas, taking the political institutions and political systems around us not as fixed and unquestionable, but as things to evaluate and, if necessary, to change. We will consider the ideas and arguments of some of the world's most celebrated philosophers, including historical thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, Mary Wollstonecraft, José Martí, and John Stuart Mill; and more contemporary theorists such as Kwame Anthony Appiah, Linda Bosniak, Joseph Carens, G.A. Cohen, Angela Davis, Ronald Dworkin, David Estlund, Frantz Fanon, Martha Nussbaum, Julius Nyerere, Ayn Rand, John Rawls, Chin Liew Ten, and Jeremy Waldron. The aim of the course is not to convince you of the correctness of any particular political view or position, but to provide you with a deeper and more philosophically informed basis for your own views, and, perhaps, to help you better understand the views of those with whom you disagree.

Introduction to Philosophy
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This free e-course introduces learners to some of the main areas of research in contemporary philosophy. Each week a different philosopher will explore some of the most important questions and issues in their area of expertise. The course begins by explaining what philosophy is, its aims and methods, and how it differs from other subjects. The balance of the course will present an introductory overview of several different areas of philosophy. Topics discussed include: Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind, Moral Philosophy, and Metaphysics.

Philosophy of Religion
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This free e-course consists of a series of eight lectures delivered by Dr T. J. Mawson at the University of Oxford in 2011. The course introduces the main philosophical arguments pertaining to the Western monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each video lecture has an associated handout.

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