iTunes U Highlight: Philosophy & Science of Human Nature at Yale

I have espoused the value of iTunes U many times. The open-source education repository publishes and distributes (at no cost to consumers) rigorous courses in science, the humanities, computers, and more (see my article – “15 Opportunities for Free Online Education“).

Today, I highlight the course offered via Yale by Professor Tamar Gendler (Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Yale) entitled: “Philosophy & Science of Human Nature.”

Course Description: Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature pairs central texts from Western philosophical tradition (including works by Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus, Hobbes, Kant, Mill, Rawls, and Nozick) with recent findings in cognitive science and related fields. The course is structured around three intertwined sets of topics: Happiness and Flourishing; Morality and Justice; and Political Legitimacy and Social Structures.”

To experience this free course, simply click this link.

 

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