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Philosophy is the study of the fundamental questions about human existence and its nature. Among other areas, philosophical explorations may investigate ethics, values, thought, reason, free will, and justice. While it is often hard to decide on concrete answers through philosophical reasoning, the journey itself is worthwhile. Try the resources here to learn about the techniques of logic and critical discussion used in philosophical investigations, and to learn about the philosophers who pioneered them such as Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle.

We have 14 resources for learning Philosophy including educational Online Classes, CDs, MP3s & Audiobooks, YouTube & Online Videos, and Games, from providers such as University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, Professor Peter Adamson, and Wesleyan University. Find 6 more resources in subtopics including Existentialism and Ethics.


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Ancient Philosophy: Aristotle and His Successors


College | Online class

About this Course 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...

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Ancient Philosophy: Plato & His Predecessors


College | Online class

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...

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Effective Altruism


College | Online class

Effective altruism is built on the simple but unsettling idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the most good one can. In this course you will examine this idea’s philosophical...

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Greek and Roman Mythology


High School - College | Online class

Myths are traditional stories that have endured over a long time. Some of them have to do with events of great importance, such as the founding of a nation. Others tell the stories of great heroes...

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History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps


7th - College | Audio CD/MP3

A series of podcasts by Professor Peter Adamson of LMU in Munich and King's College London that cover philosophers and major ideas.  He covers philosophers from all over the world and all periods...

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Philosophy Crash Course


9th - College | Online video/YouTube

Today Hank begins to teach you about Philosophy by discussing the historical origins of philosophy in ancient Greece, and its three main divisions: metaphysics, epistemology, and value theory. He...

$150
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Philosophy (online)


High School | Online class

This course will take you on an exciting adventure that covers more than 2,500 years of history! Along the way, you’ll run into some very strange characters. For example, you’ll read about a man...

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Philosophy Podcasts


8th - College | Audio CD/MP3

Series of podcasts offered by the faculty of Oxford University covering many major topics in Philosophy, including: John Locke Philosophy for Beginners Critical Reasoning Nietzsche on Mind and...

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Reason and Persuasion: Thinking Through Three Dialogues By Plato


College | Online class

In this course we study the ancient, Socratic 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 – “Euthyphro”,...

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Revolutionary Ideas: Utility, Justice, Equality, Freedom


7th - College | Online class

What is the purpose of government? Why should we have a State? What kind of State should we have? Even within a political community, there may be sharp disagreements about the role and purpose of...

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Soul Beliefs: Causes and Consequences - Unit 1: Historical Foundations


College | Online class

About this Course Throughout history, the vast majority of people around the globe have believed they have, however defined, a “soul.” While the question of whether the soul exists cannot be...

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Soul Beliefs: Causes and Consequences - Unit 2: Belief Systems


High School - College | Online class

Throughout history, the vast majority of people around the globe have believed they have, however defined, a “soul.” While the question of whether the soul exists cannot be answered by science,...

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Soul Beliefs: Causes and Consequences - Unit 3: How Does It All End?


College | Online class

Throughout history, the vast majority of people around the globe have believed they have, however defined, a “soul.” While the question of whether the soul exists cannot be answered by science,...

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The Modern and the Postmodern (Part 1)


7th - College | Online class

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...

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