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  1. How Jesus Became God

    How Jesus Became God

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    What exactly happened, such that Jesus came to be considered God? To ask this question is to delve into a fascinating, multilayered historical puzzle—one that offers a richly illuminating look into the origins of the Western worldview and the theological underpinnings of our civilization. In 24 provocative lectures, Professor Ehrman takes you deeply into the process by which the divinity of Jesus was first...
  2. Take My Course, Please! The Philosophy of Humor Sale

    Take My Course, Please! The Philosophy of Humor

    Steven Gimbel
    3.9 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (30)
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    In the 24 insightful and—yes—humorous lectures of Take My Course, Please! The Philosophy of Humor, Professor Steven Gimbel guides you through philosophical theories of humor, from blatantly obvious puns to sly twists of language. Rooted in the observations of thinkers like Aristotle and Sigmund Freud, this course will leave you with a stronger appreciation of the jokes you tell and the jokes you hear.
  3. Masters of Mindfulness: Transforming Your Mind and Body Sale

    Masters of Mindfulness: Transforming Your Mind and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.2 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (17)
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    Mindfulness as a practice is very simple and its effects are well-documented. What many people don’t realize is the breadth of the science behind it and how much of our health—physical, mental, emotional—is bound up in the way we look at and experience the world. Now, modern biology and neuroscience can actually quantify many of the effects of mindfulness and you may be surprised by how powerful the impact can...
  4. Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    Daniel N. Robinson
    4.3 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (147)
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    These lectures offer a coherent and beautifully articulated introduction to the great philosophic conversation of the ages. They cover an enormous range of seminal thinkers and perspectives, but always from the vantage point of the enduring questions: What can we know? How ought we to act? How should we order our life together? Dr. Robinson's lectures make the ideas of philosophy thrilling, passionate, human, and...
  5. Influence: Mastering Life's Most Powerful Skill

    Influence: Mastering Life's Most Powerful Skill

    Kenneth G. Brown
    4 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (79)
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    Whether you realize it or not, you’re constantly surrounded by people and groups trying to influence the way you think, act, and feel. But you don’t have to let influence just happen to you. You can actively take charge of your decisions—and your life—by grasping the science behind how influence works and by strengthening your own skills at influence and persuasion. In Influence: Mastering Life’s...
  6. The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History Sale

    The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History

    J. Rufus Fears
    3.5 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (184)
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    Join storyteller and award-winning Professor J. Rufus Fears as he presents what he considers to be the 36 defining moments in our past with The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History. This course is an intriguing tour of history, from the creation of the Code of Hammurabi to the opening battles of the American Revolution to the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Using his impressive ability to draw...
  7. The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us Sale

    The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us

    Douglas O. Linder
    4.7 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (74)
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    No understanding of the past is complete without an understanding of the legal battles that have shaped it. In The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us, Professor Douglas O. Linder takes you back in time to revisit history’s most famous (and infamous) trials, including the Salem Witch Trials, the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, the Nuremburg Trials, and the Trial of O. J. Simpson.
  8. An Introduction to Formal Logic

    An Introduction to Formal Logic

    Steven Gimbel
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (37)
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    From advertisers trying to separate you from your money, to politicians trying to get your vote, to friends who want you to agree with them, many people use flawed and misleading arguments to sway your behavior. Formal logic is intellectual self-defense and the key to clear thinking, good planning, and sound reasoning. Learn the principles in 24 lucid lectures taught by a professor who practices what he teaches.
  9. Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Sale

    Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    Leo Damrosch
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (67)
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    In this chapter-by-chapter guide, Professor Leo Damrosch of Harvard University helps you navigate the Decline and Fall’s themes, structure, and lasting influence. Whether you’ve read the book before or never knew where to start, these 24 lectures are an authoritative study of a once-mighty empire—and the great book that became its classic eulogy and epitaph.
  10. Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills Sale

    Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

    Steven Novella
    4 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (94)
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    Dr. Steven Novella of the Yale School of Medicine equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life. The 24 rewarding lectures of Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills immerses you in the science of cognitive biases and thought processes. By learning how to think about thinking (a fascinating process...
  11. Mind-Body Philosophy

    Mind-Body Philosophy

    Patrick Grim
    4.7 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (36)
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    How is it that our very physical brain creates the very subjective experience we call reality? That is the mind-body problem. In Mind-Body Philosophy, award-winning Professor Patrick Grim of SUNY Stony Brook leads an exhilarating tour through millennia of philosophy and science addressing one of life’s greatest conundrums. What is consciousness and how does it arise? Can we really rely on our perceptions of the...
  12. Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy Sale

    Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy

    David Kyle Johnson
    4.3 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (59)
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    In Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy David Kyle Johnson, of King’s College, takes you on a 24-lecture exploration of the final frontiers of philosophy across several decades of science fiction in film and television. See how science fiction allows us to consider immense, vital—and sometimes controversial—ideas with a rare combination of engagement and critical distance.
  13. Introduction to Judaism Sale

    Introduction to Judaism

    Shai Cherry
    4.5 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (65)
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    Judaism is far from simple, and as a religion, culture, and civilization, it has evolved in surprising ways. Professor Shai Cherry shows how, for all it has changed, Judaism has maintained unbroken ties to a foundation text, an ethnicity, a set of rituals and holidays, and a land. Join him for this enlightening 24-lecture course and discover Judaism’s remarkable history.
  14. The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room

    The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room

    Patrick Grim
    4.7 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (41)
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    Thinking is at the heart of our everyday lives, yet our thinking can go wrong in any number of ways. Bad arguments, fallacious reasoning, misleading language, and built-in cognitive biases are all traps that keep us from rational decision making. What can we do to avoid these traps and think better? Is it possible to think faster, more efficiently, and more systematically? The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the...
  15. The Art of Critical Decision Making Sale

    The Art of Critical Decision Making

    Michael A. Roberto
    4.3 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (102)
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    Making a good decision is a skill—one that can be learned, honed, and perfected. Now, approach the important decisions in your life with a more seasoned, educated eye. The Art of Critical Decision Making explores how individuals, groups, and organizations make effective choices. These 24 fascinating lectures also provide you with the skills and techniques you need to enhance the effectiveness of your own...
  16. Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond Sale

    Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond

    Michael Dues
    4.3 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (58)
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    Improve and enhance the way you handle conflict in your professional and personal life with The Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond. These 24 lectures by award-winning Professor Michael Dues are filled with practical tips, tools, and techniques—all of which draw on groundbreaking research and strategies rooted in the "win-win" model that has dominated this exciting field...
  17. The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age Sale

    The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age

    Eamonn Gearon
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (60)
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    It is nearly impossible to overstate the power and importance of the crucial 500-year history of the Abbasid Empire. The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age is your opportunity to get to know the story and the accomplishments of this great period in human civilization. Taught by acclaimed lecturer Eamonn Gearon, these 24 remarkable lectures offer brilliant insights into an era too often overlooked by...
  18. Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution

    Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution

    Thomas L. Pangle
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (149)
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    Enhance your understanding and appreciation of how our nation was founded in Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution. Professor Thomas L. Pangle reveals the viewpoints from both sides of the argument, and in the process provides you with deep insights into the political philosophies of some of our nation's greatest founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander...
  19. Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation Sale

    Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation

    Phillip Cary
    4.4 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (105)
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    This 24-lecture course explores Luther’s theology and the Reformation after he posted his famous 95 theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany in 1517. How did this late-medieval man launch the Protestant Reformation and help create the modern world? Is he hero or heretic, rebel or tormented soul? This course by Professor Phillip Cary of Eastern University will help you reach your own conclusions.
  20. Iliad of Homer

    Iliad of Homer

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.8 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (134)
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    From the wrath of Achilles to the machinations of Agamemnon that led to the fall of Troy, the Iliad is one of the most compelling meditations on the human condition ever written. Take an in-depth look at Homer's epic Greek poem in The Iliad of Homer and realize why this literary masterpiece is held in such high regard. Alongside award-winning Professor Elizabeth Vandiver, examine the most important episodes in the...