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Professor James Hall, Ph.D.

Professor James Hall
  • University of Richmond
  • The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Philosophy is reflecting on why you think what you think, believe what you believe, and do what you do. Anyone can do it. Everyone should.
Dr. James Hall is the James Thomas Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at the University of Richmond, where he taught for 40 years. He earned his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, his Master of Theology from Southeastern Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At the University of Richmond, Professor Hall was named Omicron Delta Kappa Faculty Member of the Year (2005) and Student Government Association Faculty Member of the Year (2005), and he received the University Distinguished Educator Award (2001). He has written many articles and essays and is the author of three books: Knowledge, Belief and Transcendence; Logic Problems; and Practically Profound: Putting Philosophy to Work in Everyday Life. Professor Hall specializes in 20th-century analytic philosophy, epistemology, logical empiricism, and the philosophy of religion. At Richmond, he was noted for developing cross-disciplinary courses combining physics, chemistry, economics, psychology, and literature with his own field of philosophy.
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"Dr. Hall is an outstanding lecturer. The depth of this course, and the skill with which he delivers the material make it one of my most favorite courses."

 

"Professor Hall engages listeners with a non dogmatic examination of a difficult disipline. Impressive clarity, considering the subject."

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20 Courses and Sets

  1. Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World Through Experience and Reason

    Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World Through Experience and Reason

    James Hall
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    What is the best way to prove a case, create a rule, solve a problem, justify an idea, invent a hypothesis, or evaluate an argument? In other words, what is the best way to think? In Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World through Experience and Reason, Professor James Hall turns his friendly but intellectually rigorous approach to the problem of thinking, introducing you to a wide range of proven techniques used...
  2. Philosophy of Religion

    Philosophy of Religion

    James Hall
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    Professor James Hall invites you on a 36-lecture, intellectual journey to explore the questions of divine existence which humankind has debated for centuries. You will find the tools of logic and argument the professor applies in this course offer benefits you can take far beyond the issue of God's existence or the broader subject of religion. Enjoy wrapping your mind around questions for which every potential...
  3. (Set) Philosophy of Religion & Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Philosophy of Religion & Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Philosophy of Religion invites you to explore the questions of divine existence with the tools of epistemology, the branch of philosophy that concerns itself with what we can know. Afterward, strengthen your ability to argue your own views successfully with Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition.
  4. (Set) Philosophy of Religion; Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World through Experience and Reason; & Questions of Value  Set

    (Set) Philosophy of Religion; Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World through Experience and Reason; & Questions of Value

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $459.85 Starting at $459.85 $884.85 $459.85$884.85
    These three courses are intriguing ways to approach—and uncover potential answers to—some of life's most complex philosophical issues. Philosophy of Religion is an intellectual exploration of the questions of divine existence with which humankind has grappled for centuries. Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World through Experience and Reason, introduces you to a range of proven techniques used in the...
  5. (Set) History of Christian Theology & Philosophy of Religion  Set

    (Set) History of Christian Theology & Philosophy of Religion

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $749.90 $399.90$749.90
  6. (Set) Philosophy of Religion & Philosophy and Religion in the West  Set

    (Set) Philosophy of Religion & Philosophy and Religion in the West

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $749.90 $399.90$749.90
  7. (Set) Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World through Experience and Reason/Joy of Thinking: The Beauty and Power of Classical Mathematical Ideas  Set

    (Set) Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World through Experience and Reason/Joy of Thinking: The Beauty and Power of Classical Mathematical Ideas

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
  8. (Set) Science and Religion & Philosophy of Religion  Set

    (Set) Science and Religion & Philosophy of Religion

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $289.90 Starting at $289.90 $574.90 $289.90$574.90
    Discover how religion intersects with philosophy and science in some intriguing—and even surprising—ways in this rewarding two-course set. Philosophy of Religion invites you to explore questions of divine existence with the tools of epistemology, the branch of philosophy that concerns itself with what we can know. Science and Religion answers pointed questions about the historical sweep and epic...
  9. (Set) Reason and Faith: Philosophy in the Middle Ages & Philosophy of Religion  Set

    (Set) Reason and Faith: Philosophy in the Middle Ages & Philosophy of Religion

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Explore the intriguing relationship between philosophy and religion in this two-course set that sheds new light on some of the world's most provocative questions. In Reason and Faith: Philosophy in the Middle Ages, follow the efforts of thinkers like Augustine and Ockham as they illuminate the scope of Christian doctrine using philosophical tools inherited from the ancient Greeks. Then, in Philosophy of Religion,...
  10. (Set)  The Great Ideas of Humankind Set

    (Set) The Great Ideas of Humankind

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $3,754.40 Starting at $3,754.40 $3,754.40 $3,754.40$3,754.40
  11. (Set) Philosophy of Religion & Natural Law and Human Nature  Set

    (Set) Philosophy of Religion & Natural Law and Human Nature

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Now you can plumb the depths of humanity's enduring questions of morality and divine existence.What do we mean by inalienable rights? Can legislation be the basis for those rights? The 24 lectures of Natural Law and Human Nature explore the concept of human nature and how it is the basis for natural law and natural rights philosophy. Jesuit Father Joseph Koterski considers with you the argument that a higher law can...
  12. (Set) Philosophy of Religion & Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World through Experience and Reason  Set

    (Set) Philosophy of Religion & Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World through Experience and Reason

    James Hall
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Gain new insights into issues of faith and thought in these two courses taught by award-winning Professor James Hall. In Philosophy of Religion, explore questions of divine existence with the tools of epistemology, the branch of philosophy that concerns itself with what we can know. Then, in Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World through Experience and Reason, Professor Hall equips you with the tools necessary...
  13. (Set) Comparative Religion & Philosophy of Religion  Set

    (Set) Comparative Religion & Philosophy of Religion

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $629.90 $449.90$629.90
    Approach the subject of religion from two unique and intriguing perspectives with these two courses taught by award winning professors. First, explore the nature of faith with Comparative Religion, an in-depth look at how five great faiths address core issues in parallel and different ways. Then, examine piercing questions about divine existence with the tools of epistemology—the branch of philosophy that...
  14. (Set) Skeptics and Believers: Religious Debate in the Western Intellectual Tradition & Philosophy of Religion  Set

    (Set) Skeptics and Believers: Religious Debate in the Western Intellectual Tradition & Philosophy of Religion

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $749.90 $399.90$749.90
    Investigate the intriguing historical relationship between philosophy and faith in this two-course set taught by two noted scholars and professors. Skeptics and Believers: Religious Debate in the Western Intellectual Tradition takes you on a fascinating journey through the more than 300-year-long debate about the nature of religious faith and its compatibility with reason. Philosophy of Religion explores questions...
  15. (Set) Psychology of Human Behavior & Tools of Thinking  Set

    (Set) Psychology of Human Behavior & Tools of Thinking

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    How do we behave? How do we think? Find out the answers with this two-course set. Get an easy-to-follow primer on the field of psychology and its ability to make sense of human behavior with Psychology of Human Behavior. Afterward, learn the tools you need to reason effectively in your pursuit of reliable beliefs and useful knowledge with Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World through Experience and Reason.
  16. (Set) Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century/Philosophy of Religion  Set

    (Set) Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century/Philosophy of Religion

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Two of The Teaching Company's engaging professors provide a fascinating philosophical approach to two important topics of religion. First examine Professor James Hall's Philosophy of Religion which invites you to explore the questions of divine existence with the tools of epistemology, the branch of philosophy that concerns itself with what we can know. Can humans know whether the claim "God exists" is true or not?...
  17. (Set) Tools of Thinking & Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Tools of Thinking & Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $879.90 $429.90$879.90
    Explore how great minds have attempted to understand life's most fundamental issues—and learn how to tackle important questions yourself—in this insightful course set. In Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World through Experience and Reason, learn how to reason effectively in your pursuit of reliable beliefs and useful knowledge. Then, survey how history's greatest philosophers—including...
  18. (Set) Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam & Comparative Religion  Set

    (Set) Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam & Comparative Religion

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Take two unique approaches to the study of the world's great faiths with two insightful religious scholars and professors. In Mystical Traditions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, examine the mystical teachers, practices, and literatures of these three monotheistic faiths. Then, in Comparative Religion, take an in-depth look at how five great faiths address core issues in parallel and different ways.
  19. (Set) Philosophy of Religion & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Philosophy of Religion & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $649.70 Starting at $649.70 $1,374.70 $649.70$1,374.70
    Approach religion from a spiritual and philosophical perspective in this two-course set delivered by a team of expert religion scholars. First, investigate the history and nature of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism in Great World Religions, 2nd Edition. Next, explore piercing questions about divine existence with the tools of epistemology—the branch of philosophy that concerns itself with...
  20. (Set) Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition & Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World Through Experience and Reason  Set

    (Set) Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition & Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World Through Experience and Reason

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    How can you most effectively argue your point? How can you best understand the world around you? Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition teaches you how to reason and how to persuade others that what you think is right. Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World through Experience and Reason helps you cut through deception and faulty reasoning to get to the essence of a matter.