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    • The Big Questions of Philosophy

    • By: The Great Courses, David K. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Professor David K. Johnson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
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    We have all pondered seemingly unanswerably but significant questions about our existence - the biggest of all being, "Why are we here?" Philosophy has developed over millennia to help us grapple with these essential intangibles. There is no better way to study the big questions in philosophy than to compare how the world's greatest minds have analyzed these questions, defined the terms, and then reasoned out potential solutions. Once you've compared the arguments, the final step is always deciding for yourself whether you find an explanation convincing.

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    • No easy answers, just easy questions

    • By Gary on 03-17-16

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    • Exploring Metaphysics

    • By: The Great Courses, David K. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Professor David K. Johnson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
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    This mind-bending tour of metaphysics applies philosophy to the forefront of today's knowledge. Over the course of 24 fascinating lectures, Professor Johnson thinks through the big questions about humans and the universe: The relationship between the mind and the brain, how consciousness emerges from neurochemical processes, the existence of God, human free will, the possibility of time travel, and whether we live in a multiverse or even a computer simulation.

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    • Fascinating.

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 08-19-14

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    • Women and Minorities Are Penalized for Promoting Diversity

    • By: Stefanie K. Johnson, David R. Hekman
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Roughly 85% of corporate executives and board members are white men. This number hasn’t budged for decades, which suggests that white men are continuing to select and promote other white men. It is well known that people tend to favor and promote those who are similar to them - and that this in-group bias is problematic because it reinforces stereotypes and inequality. However, while it is a common tendency, not everyone is allowed to advocate for their own group.

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