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Physics

Are Quantum Mechanics and Eastern Philosophy Related?

December 19, 2020

Quantum mechanics and Eastern philosophy are described as essentially bound to each other, but that is terribly wrong. Quantum mechanics does not support any religion or philosophy. Then why is the misconception so common that even books have been written on it? […]

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The Great Courses Learning Paths—Philosophy

January 11, 2019

Philosophy is your chance to engage in intellectually exciting pursuits as you address issues that have preoccupied great minds for millennia. This series of courses teach you why it is indispensable to think critically and reason from valid principle. […]

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Religion

Moses Maimonides: Philosophy of Judaism and Jewish Law

December 1, 2017

Moses Maimonides, the great 12th-century philosopher and legalist, lived at the pinnacle of Jewish culture in the Islamic world. What is amazing about Maimonides is that, despite making his living as a physician and having an active medical career, he was also a prolific writer. And “prolific” doesn’t do justice to describing the extraordinary output of his writing. […]

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Classical Philosophy

What Was Greek Philosophy Before Socrates?

April 21, 2017

Greek philosophy is divided into the period before and after the life of Socrates. Starting with the Ionians, the earliest philosophers are now known as the “Presocratics”. The question is, what was their role in defining Western Philsophy as we know it today? […]

Mind-Body Philosophy
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Mind-Body Philosophy

February 6, 2017

In Mind-Body Philosophy, Professor Patrick Grim of the State University of New York at Stony Brook leads an intellectually exhilarating tour through questions and theories addressing one of life’s greatest mysteries. These 24 lectures address enduring mysteries through the lenses of both philosophy and its offspring, science. You will learn how some of the greatest thinkers have addressed and attempted to solve the mind-body problem. But you won’t just be a spectator; Dr. Grim thoroughly engages with the questions from all sides and encourages you to come to your own conclusions. […]

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