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E.g., 2016-08-26
E.g., 2016-08-26
Aug 29th 2016

In this course we will study Plato's ancient art of blowing up your beliefs as you go, to make sure they're built to last. We spend six weeks studying three Platonic dialogues, then two more weeks pondering a pair of footnotes to Plato; that is, we will consider some contemporary manifestations of issues Plato discusses. Our focus will be: moral theory and moral psychology.

Average: 4 (1 vote)
Aug 29th 2016

Learn how to ask and answer big questions. Pursue a verified certificate to have your work graded and commented upon by professional philosophers.

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Aug 29th 2016

In this course we will explore how Kierkegaard deals with the problems associated with relativism, the lack of meaning and the undermining of religious faith that are typical of modern life. His penetrating analyses are still highly relevant today and have been seen as insightful for the leading figures of Existentialism, Post-Structuralism and Post-Modernism.

Average: 8 (1 vote)
Aug 22nd 2016

This course will introduce you to some of the main areas of research in contemporary philosophy. Each module a different philosopher will talk you through some of the most important questions and issues in their area of expertise. We’ll begin by trying to understand what philosophy is – what are its characteristic aims and methods, and how does it differ from other subjects? Then we’ll spend the rest of the course gaining an introductory overview of several different areas of philosophy.

Average: 5.7 (16 votes)
Aug 22nd 2016

This course examines how the idea of "the modern" develops at the end of the 18th century in European philosophy and literature, and how being modern (or progressive, or hip) became one of the crucial criteria for understanding and evaluating cultural change. Are we still in modernity, or have we moved beyond the modern to the postmodern?

Average: 2.6 (5 votes)
Aug 22nd 2016

This course examines how the idea of "the modern" develops at the end of the 18th century in European philosophy and literature, and how being modern (or progressive, or hip) became one of the crucial criteria for understanding and evaluating cultural change.

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Aug 8th 2016

What is philosophy? How does it differ from science, religion, and other modes of human discourse? This course traces the origins of philosophy in the Western tradition in the thinkers of Ancient Greece. We begin with the Presocratic natural philosophers who were active in Ionia in the 6th century BCE and are also credited with being the first scientists.

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Aug 1st 2016

What is philosophy? How does it differ from science, religion, and other modes of human discourse? This course traces the origins of philosophy in the Western tradition in the thinkers of Ancient Greece. We begin with the Presocratic natural philosophers who were active in Ionia in the 6th century BCE and are also credited with being the first scientists.

Average: 7.2 (5 votes)
Aug 1st 2016

Philosophy is like sex: sure you can get some interesting results, but that's not why we do it. Going one step beyond…why do you FEEL pain or pleasure? Do plants have emotions? How is possible that some people do not understand other’s emotions? Emotions seem to be everywhere, giving meaning to all events of our lives. They are the backbone of social activities as well as they drive the cognitive processes of several living entities. Several animals, including humans, have emotions but…what about machines?...Do machine can have emotions?

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Jul 1st 2016

This course is brought to you by the Department of Humanities and the Philosophy for Children Course at University of Naples, Federico II and the PEACE project, a LLL/Comenius project that offers training in the use of philosophical enquiry in the curriculum to foster a cosmopolitan mindset in young people

Average: 3 (6 votes)
Jun 14th 2016

Think along with Classical Chinese masters as they explore and debate how and where we can find ethical guidance in nature. We make ethical or behaviour guiding right / wrong judgments all the time but have you ever wondered where Ethics comes from, what it is about and why it is important? This course provides an introduction to traditional Chinese ethical thought and focuses on the pervasive contrast in the way Chinese and Westerners think about ethical guidance or guidance concerning what is right and what is wrong, good or bad.

Average: 9.5 (2 votes)
May 26th 2016

Présentation des relations entre le christianisme et la philosophie dans l’Antiquité grecque et romaine. Le christianisme s’oppose-t-il à la raison philosophique ? Ce questionnement d’ordre général peut trouver une première réponse dans l’étude historique de la confrontation entre christianisme et philosophie dans l’Antiquité. Cette confrontation a joué un rôle très important dans la constitution de la doctrine chrétienne.

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May 1st 2016

Part 3 explores the reunification of China under Tang with a focus on Chinese aristocratic culture during the Tang period from poetry to calligraphy to literature. China (Part 3): Cosmopolitan Tang: Aristocratic Culture is the third of ten parts of ChinaX, that collectively span over 6,000 years of history. Each part consists of 4 to 8 weekly "modules," each with videos, readings, interactive engagements, assessments, and discussion forums. There are a total of 52 modules in ChinaX.

Average: 2 (2 votes)
Mar 16th 2016

Le MOOC sera consacré à l’étude de la pensée critique. Les enjeux de cette dernière sont déterminants pour les sociétés contemporaines. On répète qu’il faut lutter contre les préjugés, l’obscurantisme voire le fanatisme. Mais on n’apprend pas à penser, à critiquer les opinions reçues, à ne les accepter qu’après un travail personnel de réflexion et d’examen. Si bien que, face à des thèses simplificatrices, complotistes, manichéennes, nous sommes souvent dépourvus de ressources parce que nous n’avons pas véritablement appris à penser et à argumenter.

Average: 7.5 (4 votes)
Mar 1st 2016

Curso dedicado al “Idealismo Filosófico” como base de las cosmovisiones de Occidente, a partir de las ideas rectoras de la vida y del pensar.

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Feb 26th 2016

META101x: Thinking about thinking.

Average: 7.5 (4 votes)
Feb 16th 2016

Traces Albert Einstein’s engagement with relativity, quantum mechanics, Nazism, nuclear weapons, philosophy, the arts, and technology.

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Feb 8th 2016

This course will examine a variety of philosophical arguments through the medium of film. It will consist of video lectures, readings, and lively discussion. Students will engage a wide range of exciting thinkers, issues, and movies with the goal of understanding both how our world is and how we want it to be.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Feb 2nd 2016

Explore the worlds of sense, thought and the mind, as revealed through the philosophical discipline of phenomenology.

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Jan 18th 2016

Are you interested in politics? Do you feel the need to have a clearer understanding of it, beyond the conventional language of media and social networks? Well, this course might provide the help and the stimulus you are looking for.

Average: 4 (7 votes)

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