Course SummaryLearn 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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Enjoy an engaging overview of philosophy through this series of quick lessons taught by qualified instructors. Learn about the ethics, religion, free will and the branches of philosophy. Explore the perspectives of key thinkers and the structure of philosophical theories and arguments. Self-assessment lesson quizzes, practice chapter exams and a final course exam can easily measure your comprehension of these concepts. Use our Dashboard to track your progress and submit any questions you have about specific lesson topics to our subject-matter experts.
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|Introduction to Philosophy & Logic||Defines philosophy, critical thinking and the Socratic method. Discusses the branches of philosophy, argument structure, inductive vs. deductive reasoning, Plato, Socrates and the role of argument in critical thinking.|
|Types of Fallacies||Shares definitions and descriptions of a variety of fallacies, including ad hominem, appeal to ignorance, equivocation, slippery slope, naturalistic, false dilemma and begging the question.|
|Free Will & Determinism||Explains free will and the metaphysics of causation. Details the works and views of Baron d'Holbach, William James, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Grimshaw and Simone de Beauvoir.|
|Self, Mind & Soul in Philosophy||Discusses personal identity, the mind-body problem, the immortal soul and views in Eastern philosophy on the existence and nature of the self. Provides perspectives of the self, mind and soul from Rene Descartes, John Locke, David Hume, Gilbert Ryle and other top philosophers.|
|God in Philosophy||Outlines arguments from William Paley, William James, Soren Kierkegaard, Bertrand Russell and others attempting to prove or disprove the existence of God.|
|Religion & Philosophy||Details the basics of religion, religious views, monotheism, polytheism and nontheism.|
|Reality in Philosophy||Describes perspectives on reality from Plato, Aristotle, Gottfried Leibniz and Bertrand Russell.|
|Philosophy in Science||Defines philosophy in science, and discusses Occam's razor, Locke's causal theory of perception, the scientific method and the philosophy of Blaise Pascal.|
|Intro to Epistemology||Covers the basics of epistemology, the true vs. metaphysics and how philosophy understands knowledge cross-culturally.|
|Ancient Epistemology||Explores pre-modern approaches to epistemology from Plato, Al-Farabi and the East. Defines and lists types of skepticism.|
|Modern Epistemology||Teaches modern epistemological approaches from George Berkeley, John Locke, David Hume, Descartes, Leibniz and Immanuel Kant.|
|Contemporary Epistemology||Discusses pragmatism, phenomenology, constructivism and African American and feminist approaches to epistemology.|
|Ethics||Defines values, morals, ethics and the divine command theory. Shares perspectives from Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Hobbes, Marcus Aurelius and Immanuel Kant. Explains ethical subjectivism, relativism and absolutism.|
|Political Philosophy||Outlines political ideas from classical philosophers, political thinkers of the Enlightenment, Marxist theory, Confucianism, Plato's The Republic and Aristotle's political philosophy.|
|Philosophy & Social Justice||Details perspectives on social justice, communism, Marxism, women's rights, postmodernism and more from Plato, Aristotle, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Mary Wollstonecraft and bell hooks.|
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