An Introduction to Formal Logic

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Packed with real-world examples and thought-provoking exercises, this course is suitable for everyone from beginners to veteran logicians. Logic is intellectual self-defense against such assaults on reason and also a method of quality control for checking the validity of your own views. Plentiful on-screen graphics, together with abundant explanations of symbols and proofs, make the concepts crystal clear.

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The Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

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You'll journey from the early ideas of socrates, mill, plato, from francis bacon to Locke, Hume, and Aristotle; chart the origins of Christian philosophy and investigate the Islamic scholars who preserved and extended Greek thought during the Middle Ages; and venture through Enlightenment contributions to philosophy, Kant, and Adam Smith.

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Science Wars: What Scientists Know and How They Know It

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Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. It will provide you with an understanding of how science works that is as important as ever. This long-running battle over the status of scientific knowledge began in ancient Greece, raged furiously among scientists, social scientists, and humanists during the 1990s, and has reemerged in today's conflict between science and religion over issues like evolution.

There have been a raft of popular books about what scientists know, " says Professor Goldman, "but to the best of my knowledge, there is not a single one of these popular books that focuses centrally on the question of how scientists know what they know. These lectures are an answer to that critical need.

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Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany

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Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Your satisfaction is important to us, warps, or gets damaged, we will replace it free of charge. In this course, you will learn about the fascinating adaptations that have allowed plants to thrive in almost every corner of the world and the unique plants that have evolved as a result.

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Kleier shares her knowledge with contagious excitement for her subject, she stresses the basic biology, she emphasizes the middle ground: Instead of focusing on cell microbiology or the study of ecosystems and habitats, function, and the amazing adaptations of the plants we see all around us. Catherine kleier invites us to open our eyes to the phenomenal world of plant life and to the process she calls "Natura Revelata, " the joy of celebrating and learning from the secrets of nature.

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Anthropology and the Study of Humanity

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You will examine how humans evolved and built civilizations, review humanity's changing attitudes about our relationship to the cosmos, and consider the many ways we express ourselves. If you have any concerns with your product, or want to request a replacement, and we at The Great Courses offer a lifetime replacement warranty to purchasers of our products from The Great Courses on Amazon - if a DVD or CD disc ever breaks, please contact The Great Courses through our Amazon storefront for more information.

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In the end, what you'll discover is that while our species is rich with diversity, we are all one human race. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. With a passionate and knowledgeable professor as your guide, you will gain a broad understanding of academic anthropology, as well as a deeper appreciation for humanity as a whole.

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The Philosopher’s Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room Great Courses Teaching Company DVD Course Number 4253

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Along the way, you'll meet some of history's greatest thinkers, from Plato and Aristotle to Einstein and John von Neumann. Taught by award-winning professor patrick grim of the state university of new York at Stony Brook, logical, realistic, and rational in all aspects of your daily life, inventive, this applied philosophy course arms you against the perils of bad thinking and supplies you with an arsenal of strategies to help you be more creative, from the office to the voting booth.

Unlike courses in other disciplines, which are descriptive, this course is normative. That is, instead of merely describing how we do think, the focus of this course is how we should think. Your satisfaction is important to us, warps, or gets damaged, we will replace it free of charge. Thinking is at the heart of our everyday lives, yet our thinking can go wrong in any number of ways.

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The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy

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The perfect regularity of the heavens is the only guaranteed part of life and inspires deep religious and philosophical ideas, while unexpected events such as eclipses and comets incite fear. In a world without artificial lights, the night sky is ablaze with stars, whose patterns tell stories you have heard since childhood.

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Popes and the Papacy: A History

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Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Despite the papacy's enormous influence, how much do you really know about this ancient and powerful institution? Catholics and non-Catholics alike will enjoy these 24 illuminating lectures about this remarkable institution. More than a billion Roman Catholics throughout the world today look to the pope for guidance and leadership.

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An Introduction to Nanotechnology: The New Science of Small

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What we've discovered at the nanoscale has sparked an ever-expanding technological revolution - one that will fast become a game-changer in many fields, communications, including engineering, and medicine. Explore this exciting new frontier with these 24 accessible lectures that provide an in-depth explanation of nanotechnology and how it is possible to work in a domain that is nine orders of magnitude smaller than humans - comparable to the difference in scale between you and the sun.

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Illustrated with insightful diagrams, and scores of spectacular images from telescopes and spacecraft, amazing computer animations, these 24 half-hour lectures help give you a clearer idea of just how critical the technological advancements of the space age have affected our views of the solar system.

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