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Philosophy

Courses are intended to be taken by those wishing to further their personal development. Whether you take the courses in a classroom or online, there are a variety of specialized study areas.

Philosophy is a term that literally describes a love of wisdom. People in this field study different types of questions and problems concerning areas such as existence, mind and reason. Academic topics could include rational argument, presentation and critical discussion. Career paths might include law, health and business.

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Japan Lutheran Theological Seminary

Japan Lutheran College
Campus Full time April 2019 Japan Tokyo

Although the economy and science and technology have developed wonderfully, it is a world that can not be realized that each and every human being became happy. Rather, the sum of people weakened, the number of people who suffered from the heart has increased, and the purpose of life is difficult to see. Love is cold, hope is getting uncertain. Even religion is an era that can be seen with stinging eyes. [+]

Japan Lutheran Theological SeminaryEvangelists who convey the gospel of human liberation, pastor who brings healing of the soul

Although the economy and science and technology have developed wonderfully, it is a world that can not be realized that each and every human being became happy. Rather, the sum of people weakened, the number of people who suffered from the heart has increased, and the purpose of life is difficult to see. Love is cold, hope is getting uncertain. Even religion is an era that can be seen with stinging eyes. That is why I want to look deeply at human beings, in front of the absolute god, in the light, to listen to God's word to regain true humanity. Prayers and storytellers are necessary so that love and compassion, righteousness and peace will be added to this world, so that we can release ourselves from the crime of eroding human beings and restore the joyful freshness to the soul. The seminary will train pastors for that purpose.... [-]


Course in History of philosophy with environmental philosophy

Kulturstudier
Campus Full time 1 semester August 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires

In Buenos Aires we offer the History of philosophy with environmental philosophy. Also, you select one of the following topics; Spanish; Corporate Social Responsibility - CSR. The studies are offered in collaboration with Universidad Nacional de San Martin. [+]

Course in History of philosophy with environmental philosophy

Study location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

In Buenos Aires we offer the History of philosophy with environmental philosophy. In addition, you select one of the following topics; Spanish; Corporate Social Responsibility - CSR. The studies are offered in collaboration with Universidad Nacional de San Martin.

The History of Philosophy with environmental philosophy

The History of Philosophy with environmental philosophy in Argentina gives 15 credits. The subject provides students with an introduction to the history of philosophy. During this introduction, it is a pervasive focus on how the philosophy has shaped the perception of the human relationship to nature. Students will get an introduction to selected basic problems in philosophy and research. Central and influential contribution in the history of philosophy are analyzed and discussed. The topic focuses on the precursors to modern society, such as the development of science, scientific recognition and understanding. The overall realization students get, is used to explore how philosophy can work as an actor for change in a time of great challenges related to environmental issues.... [-]


Introduction to Bhakti Yoga

Bhaktivedanta College
Online Full time Part time 6 weeks November 2018 Belgium Online Durbuy + 2 more

Bhakti Yoga or Yoga of Devotion (Love) is yoga for modern time. It is easy to practice and its results are sublime. The main two practices are a meditation on the sacred sound vibration of a mantra and hearing or reading sacred spiritual books like Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam. These sacred sound vibrations have a potency to reduce and even extinguish the anxiety and pressure that one experiences in a fast-paced life of a modern society and connect one with the inner source of wisdom. Even a beginner can experience a significant increase in inner peace and satisfaction. A regular practitioner experiences higher levels of consciousness, personal development and uncovering of one’ s spiritual nature which all culminate in divine love for God and all living beings.

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What is bhakti yoga?

Bhakti Yoga or Yoga of Devotion (Love) is yoga for modern time. It is easy to practice and its results are sublime. The main two practices are a meditation on the sacred sound vibration of a mantra and hearing or reading sacred spiritual books like Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam. These sacred sound vibrations have a potency to reduce and even extinguish the anxiety and pressure that one experiences in a fast-paced life of a modern society and connect one with the inner source of wisdom. Even a beginner can experience a significant increase in inner peace and satisfaction. A regular practitioner experiences higher levels of consciousness, personal development and uncovering of one’ s spiritual nature which all culminate in divine love for God and all living beings.... [-]


Course to Understanding Ramon Llull: ​Philosophy, Arts and Science through the Ars Combinatoria

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

Explore the fascinating work of philosopher Ramon Llull and its impact with this free online course [+]

Ramon Llull, born in Majorca in the 13th Century, was an influential philosopher, writer, and pioneering thinker. This controversial man was admired and scorned alike by some of the most enlightened minds in European culture. He was also one of the leading lights in the intellectual circles of the late 13th century, in which Arab, Jewish and Christian philosophers and scientists participated.

Today he has acquired a new importance in the debate on the ways knowledge is shared with others. In this course, we’ll explore his work and how it’s influenced the arts, literature, science, and technology.

What topics will you cover?

Ramon Llull’s biography

Work and inventions of Ramon Llull... [-]


Course : What Is a Mind?

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time 6 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

Explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds with this free online course [+]

This free online course will bring together learners and practitioners interested in how the mind works. It aims to build bridges between traditionally antagonistic approaches to understanding the mind.

What is a mind?

This question has perplexed philosophers, scientists, historians and ordinary people across time and cultures.

While advances in the medical understanding of how the brain functions can shed light on neurological functions and disorders, the essential question of what the mind is speaks to a different problem.

This problem cannot be answered by a purely scientific understanding of the brain, nor by a purely philosophical or psychological approach. Many disciplines have attempted to address the question’, resulting in multiple and sometimes antithetical answers.... [-]


Course in Logical and Critical Thinking

FutureLearn
Online Part time 8 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Improve your logical and critical thinking skills in this free online course. Identify common obstacles to effective thinking. [+]

We are constantly being given reasons to do and believe things: to believe that we should buy a product, support a cause, accept a job, judge someone innocent or guilty, that fairness requires us to do some household chore, and so on. Assessing the reasons we are given to do or believe these things calls upon us to think critically and logically.

Improve your logical and critical thinking skills

Even though we’re called upon to use our critical and logical thinking skills all the time, most of us are not that good at it. This free online course aims to help you develop and improve these skills.

You’ll learn how to:

identify and avoid common thinking mistakes that lead to the formation of bad beliefs; recognise, reconstruct and evaluate arguments; use basic logical tools to analyse arguments; and apply those tools in areas including science, moral theories and law. Associate Professor Tim Dare and Dr Patrick Girard from the University of Auckland take us on an informative and engaging eight-week journey through the worlds of logical and critical thinking helping us to avoid these common obstacles and fallacies and improve our logical and critical thinking skills. ... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 years January 2019 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The PhD is a University-wide degree that involves an intense period of supervised study and research. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded to successful candidates who have made a distinct contribution to knowledge, whether by original investigation, review or criticism. With accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, UTS Business School is one of a select few elite business schools worldwide. Many UTS Business School staff are leaders in their fields both academically and in industry, working as senior staff or consultants, or with strong links to major corporations. The PhD program provides the opportunity for candidates to receive training in advanced disciplinary and cross-disciplinary methods which provide the basis on which candidates are able to build research capability. PhD students are supervised by a committee of three, with a chairperson normally located in the discipline most fundamental to the candidate's doctoral research. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged, and PhD committees can include researchers from cognate or other disciplines beyond where the candidate is located. [+]

The PhD in economics offers first-rate training in the foundations of economic theory and econometrics. This outcome is achieved via a program of core PhD classes, taken by all students, which provide the concepts and analytical tools required of every economist. In addition, each student develops expertise in two fields of their choosing. A field consists of a pair of research field classes in which students study advanced topics and become familiar with the frontiers of research in that field. Fields offered include: behavioural economics experimental economics dynamic systems econometrics health economics industrial organisation labour economics market design microeconomic theory public economics. ... [-]


Introduction To Philosophy

Coursera
Online Part time 5 weeks September 2018 USA USA Online

This course presents an introduction to the main branches of research in contemporary philosophy. Each module is animated by a philosopher who will guide you through some of the most important issues and issues in his field of expertise. [+]

This course presents an introduction to the main branches of research in contemporary philosophy. Each module is animated by a philosopher who will guide you through some of the most important issues and issues in his field of expertise. We begin by describing what philosophy itself is - what are its characteristic goals and methods, and how is it distinguished from other disciplines? Then the rest of the course will consist of an introductory overview of different philosophical subjects.

The subjects discussed are: Epistemology, where one asks what our knowledge of the world and ourselves consists of and how we come to acquire it; The philosophy of science, which will examine the conceptual foundations of research and scientific practice; The philosophy of the mind, where we will ask questions about what means that something possesses a mind, and how minds should be understood and explained; Moral philosophy, in which we shall study the nature of our judgments and ethical reactions, wondering whether they aim at an objective moral truth, or are merely personal or cultural preferences; And Metaphysics, where one will evolve in the fundamental conceptual questions about the nature of reality.... [-]


Course : Introduction to Logic

Coursera
Online Part time 10 weeks September 2018 USA USA Online

This course is an introduction to Logic from a computational perspective. It shows how to encode information in the form of logical sentences; it shows how to reason with information in this form; and it provides an overview of the logic technology and its applications - in mathematics, science, engineering, business, law, and so forth. [+]

This course is an introduction to Logic from a computational perspective. It shows how to encode information in the form of logical sentences; it shows how to reason with information in this form; and it provides an overview of the logic technology and its applications - in mathematics, science, engineering, business, law, and so forth.

The course was originally designed for use at the college level. However, experience has shown that it works for secondary school students as well, and it can be used at the start of graduate school for those who have not yet seen the material. There are just two prerequisites. The course presumes that the student understands sets and set operations, such as union, intersection, and so forth. It also presumes that the student is comfortable with symbolic manipulation, as used, for example, in solving high-school algebra problems. Nothing else is required.... [-]


Course in De-Mystifying Mindfulness

Coursera
Online Part time 5 weeks September 2018 USA USA Online

Interest in meditation, mindfulness, and contemplation has grown exponentially in recent years. Rather than being seen as mystical practices from ancient Buddhism or esoteric philosophy, they are increasingly seen as technologies rooted in evidence from psychology and neuroscience. [+]

Interest in meditation, mindfulness, and contemplation has grown exponentially in recent years. Rather than being seen as mystical practices from ancient Buddhism or esoteric philosophy, they are increasingly seen as technologies rooted in evidence from psychology and neuroscience. Mindfulness has become the basis for numerous therapeutic interventions, both as a treatment in healthcare and as a means of enhancing well-being and happiness. For millions around the world, mindfulness has become a lifestyle choice, enhancing and enriching the everyday experience. Mindfulness is big business. But, what actually is mindfulness? Is it really good for you? Can anyone learn it? How can you recognize charlatans? Would you want to live in a mindful society, and would it smell like sandalwood? What does it feel like to be mindful? Are you mindful already, and how would you know? Evolving from the popular Honours Academy course at Leiden University, this innovative course combines conventional scholarly inquiry from multiple disciplines (ranging from psychology, through philosophy, to politics) with experiential learning (including specially designed ‘meditation labs,’ in which you’ll get a chance to practice and analyze mindfulness on yourself). In the end, the course aims to provide a responsible, comprehensive, and inclusive education about (and in) mindfulness as a contemporary phenomenon. During the production of this course, we have been supported by Willem Kuyken, Director of the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre, and Stephen Batchelor, co-founder of Bodhi College. And we gratefully acknowledge the contributions made by Mark Williams, co-developer of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and... [-]


Course : A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment

Coursera
Online Part time 6 weeks September 2018 USA USA Online

This course, based on the award-winning class offered both at the Indian School of Business and at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin [+]

This course, based on the award-winning class offered both at the Indian School of Business and at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, developed by Prof. Raj Raghunathan (aka "Dr. Happy-smarts") draws content from a variety of fields, including psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral decision theory to offer a tested and practical recipe for leading a life of happiness and fulfillment. Although not mandatory, reading Prof. Raj's forthcoming book, titled If you're so smart, why aren't you happy? (and about which you can find out more at http://deepredink.com/demos/happysmarts/books.php) can help you review and assimilate the material covered in this book at your leisure. The course will feature guest appearances by several well-known thought leaders, including - Dan Ariely (author of Predictably Irrational and, soon to be released, Irrationally Yours), - Ed Diener (“Dr. Happiness”), - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (author of Flow), By taking this course, you will discover the answers to questions such as: - Why aren’t the smart-and-the-successful as happy as they could—or should—be - What are the “7 Deadly Happiness Sins” that even the smart and the successful commit?, and - What are the “7 Habits of the Highly Happy” and how can you implement them in your life? By the end of the course, I expect students who have been diligent with the lectures and exercises to not just gain a deeper understanding of the science of happiness but to also be significantly happier... [-]


Course in Game Theory

Coursera
Online Part time 8 weeks September 2018 USA USA Online

Popularized by movies such as "A Beautiful Mind," game theory is the mathematical modeling of strategic interaction among rational (and irrational) agents. Beyond what we call `games' in common language, such as chess, poker, soccer, etc., it includes the modeling of conflict among nations, political campaigns, competition among firms, and trading behavior in markets such as the NYSE. [+]

Popularized by movies such as "A Beautiful Mind," game theory is the mathematical modeling of strategic interaction among rational (and irrational) agents. Beyond what we call `games' in common language, such as chess, poker, soccer, etc., it includes the modeling of conflict among nations, political campaigns, competition among firms, and trading behavior in markets such as the NYSE. How could you begin to model keyword auctions, and peer to peer file-sharing networks, without accounting for the incentives of the people using them? The course will provide the basics: representing games and strategies, the extensive form (which computer scientists call game trees), Bayesian games (modeling things like auctions), repeated and stochastic games, and more. We'll include a variety of examples including classic games and a few applications.... [-]