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    • Redefining Reality

    • The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science
    • By: Steven Gimbel, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Steven Gimbel
    • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
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    No subject is bigger than reality itself, and nothing is more challenging to understand, since what counts as reality is undergoing continual revision and has been for centuries. The quest to pin down what's real and what's illusory is both philosophical and scientific, a metaphysical search for ultimate reality that goes back to the ancient Greeks. For the last 400 years, this search has been increasingly guided by scientists, who create theories and test them in order to define and redefine reality.

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    • By Bailey on 09-13-15

    Regular price: $59.95

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    • Take My Course, Please! The Philosophy of Humor

    • By: Steven Gimbel, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Steven Gimbel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
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    In recent decades, the philosophy of humor has been recognized as a legitimate subfield of philosophy. The reason for this? Because to understand how humor works is to better understand the nature of human experience. In these 24 insightful, informative, illuminating, and (yes) humorous lectures, explore the philosophical theories and explanations of humor, from blatantly obvious puns to complex narratives to sly twists of language.

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Medically Enhanced Humans

    • By: Steven Gimbel
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With the availability of cosmetic surgery, psychoactive chemicals, performance enhancing drugs, and other treatments, people are now free to redefine themselves in order to overcome their limitations. Probe a trend that is rapidly transforming what it means to be human.

    Regular price: $1.37