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    • The Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida

    • By: Lawrence Cahoone, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Cahoone
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
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    What is reality? Ask yourself whether you can actually know the answer, much less be sure that you can know it, and you've begun to grapple with the metaphysical and epistemological quandaries that have occupied, teased, and tormented modern philosophy's greatest intellects since the dawn of modern science and a century before the Enlightenment.

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    • Exceptional

    • By Occam's Toothbrush on 05-12-16

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas

    • By: Lawrence Cahoone, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Cahoone
    • Length: 18 hrs and 25 mins
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    Without even realizing it, we all use the fruits of political philosophy. From liberty to democracy to community, the terms and concepts originated by political philosophers are ingrained in our global consciousness. Yet many of us have an incomplete picture of how these ideas developed and, quite possibly, a skewed perception of their intentions and implications. This highly relevant course sheds light on the labyrinth of Western political and social theory, as well as its influence on modern history.

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    • An Excellent Survey of Western Political Thought

    • By Dana Garrett on 06-02-15

    Regular price: $41.95