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Philosophy 101: Intro to Philosophy

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Learn about the study of philosophy with this fun and flexible Philosophy 101 course. Our bite-sized lessons present key philosophy topics in an easy-to-understand format and can be used to help students excel in school or teachers educate effectively.
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16 chapters in Philosophy 101: Intro to Philosophy

Ch 1. Introduction to Philosophy & Logic {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[31483].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Philosophy: Definition & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36819].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36819].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Branches of Philosophy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36820].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36820].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What is Critical Thinking? - Definition, Skills & Meaning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5750].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5750].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Argument Structure: From Premise to Conclusion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36823].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36823].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Role of Argument in Critical Thinking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36825].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36825].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Differences Between Inductive and Deductive Reasoning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19001].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19001].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The Birth of Philosophy: The Presocratics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1027].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1027].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Socrates: Life, Death and Philosophy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1028].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1028].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - What Is the Socratic Method? Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36826].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36826].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Plato's 'Apology': Summary & Concepts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36827].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36827].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Bertrand Russell's 'The Problems of Philosophy': Summary & Ideas Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36828].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36828].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Philosophical Fallacies & Argumentation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[40864].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[40864].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Ad Hominem Fallacy: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21342].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21342].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Begging the Question Fallacy: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36830].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36830].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Equivocation Fallacy: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36831].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36831].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Appeal to Popularity Fallacy: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36832].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36832].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - False Dilemma Fallacy: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36833].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36833].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Appeal to Ignorance Fallacy: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36834].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36834].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Post Hoc Fallacy: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36835].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36835].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Slippery Slope Fallacy: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36836].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36836].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Naturalistic Fallacy: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36837].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36837].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Denying the Antecedent Fallacy: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36838].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36838].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Affirming the Consequent Fallacy: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36839].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36839].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Free Will: Determinism, Compatibilism & Libertarianism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39286].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39286].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Metaphysics of Causation: Hume's Theory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39291].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39291].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Baron d'Holbach's 'Freedom is an Illusion' Theory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39287].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39287].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - William James & Indeterminism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39288].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39288].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Jean-Paul Sartre & Existentialism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39289].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39289].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Jean Grimshaw's Critique of Essentialism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48507].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48507].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Simone de Beauvoir's Critique of Woman as Other Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48508].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[48508].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What Is Personal Identity? - Definition, Philosophy & Development Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8185].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8185].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Mind-Body Problem in Philosophy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39275].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39275].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Immortal Soul: Ideas of Socrates, Plato & Augustine Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39277].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39277].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Existence & Nature of the Self in Eastern Philosophy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[430073].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[430073].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Self According to Rene Descartes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39276].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39276].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - John Locke on Personal Identity Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39278].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39278].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - David Hume & the Lack of Self Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39279].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39279].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Immanuel Kant's Metaphysics of the Self Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39280].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39280].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Self & Behavior According to Gilbert Ryle Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39282].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39282].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - The Self as the Brain According to Paul Churchland Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39283].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39283].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Merleau-Ponty: The Self as Embodied Subjectivity Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39284].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39284].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - God in Western & Eastern Traditions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39255].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39255].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Types of Arguments for God Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39254].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39254].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - William Paley's Teleological Argument Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39259].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39259].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Reconciling God & the Problem of Evil Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39261].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39261].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Hume's Critique of God & the Supernatural Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39800].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39800].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - William James' Pragmatic Argument for God Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39262].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39262].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Soren Kierkegaard's Leap of Faith Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39263].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39263].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Friedrich Nietzsche's Atheism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39264].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39264].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Bertrand Russell's ~'Teapot~' Argument Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39260].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39260].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Mary Daly's Feminist Alternative to God the Father Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39265].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39265].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Religion: Key Concepts and Definitions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2783].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2783].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Religious Views: Atheism, Agnosticism & Theism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3766].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3766].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What's the Difference Between Polytheism and Monotheism? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1017].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1017].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Monotheism: Islam, Judaism & Christianity Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2785].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2785].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Nontheism: Hinduism, Buddhism & Confucianism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3767].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3767].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Pantheistic: Definition, Beliefs & Religions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8931].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8931].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Religion & Philosophy Since 1945 Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14405].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14405].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Concept of Reality Before Socrates Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39268].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39268].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Difference Between Real and True in Philosophy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39267].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39267].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Allegory of the Cave by Plato: Summary, Analysis & Explanation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9891].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9891].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Theory of Forms by Plato: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9825].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9825].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Plato's Theory of Innate Ideas Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39271].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39271].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Aristotle's Metaphysics: The Four Causes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[43450].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[43450].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The Third Man Argument: Aristotle's Critique of Forms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[43449].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[43449].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Eastern Approaches to Metaphysics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39273].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39273].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Gottfried Leibniz's Principle of Sufficient Reason Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39270].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39270].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Bertrand Russell on Appearance & Reality Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39272].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39272].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What Are Values, Morals & Ethics? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32868].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32868].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Euthyphro & Plato's Beliefs on Ethics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32860].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32860].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32861].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32861].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Stoicism & The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32864].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32864].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Divine Command Theory: Definition & Ethics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32873].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32873].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Thomas Hobbes' The Descriptive Natural Law Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32865].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32865].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Immanuel Kant's Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32870].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32870].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Utilitarian Ethics: Epicurus, Bentham & Mill Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32869].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32869].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Ethical Subjectivism: Hume, Spinoza & Santayana Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32867].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32867].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Ethical Relativism & Ruth Benedict's Anthropology and the Abnormal Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32866].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32866].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Ethical Absolutism & W.T. Stace's The Concept of Morals Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32862].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32862].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Existential Ethics & Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32871].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32871].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Ethics of Care Theory: Carol Gilligan & Nel Noddings Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32872].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32872].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Egoism, Ayn Rand & James Rachels Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32863].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32863].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Classical Philosophers: Political Ideas & Influence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[68552].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[68552].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Republic by Plato: Summary & Explanation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9831].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9831].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Impact of Aristotle's Political Philosophy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53391].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53391].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Jen, Li, and the Five Relationships of Confucianism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18358].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18358].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Social Contract According to Hobbes, Hume & Locke Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39313].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39313].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Political Thinkers of the Enlightenment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[42861].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[42861].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Marxist Theory: Definition & Impact on Politics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[30469].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[30469].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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