Natural Law and Human Nature (The Great Courses)

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This course traces the origins and consequences of the theory of natural law. Natural law is the idea that there is an objective moral order, grounded in essential humanity, that holds universal and permanent implications for the ways we should conduct ourselves as free and responsible human beings. In Natural Law and Human Nature, you […]

Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations (The Great Courses)

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Where do we come from? How did our ancestors settle this planet? How did the great historic civilizations of the world develop? How does a past so shadowy that it has to be painstakingly reconstructed from fragmentary, largely unwritten records nonetheless make us who and what we are? This course brings you the answers that […]

Myth in Human History (The Great Courses)

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A warrior embarks on a voyage to retrieve a mysterious fleece. A man lassoes the sun to lengthen the day. A giant boar raises the earth from the sea with its enormous tusks. These are just a few of the thousands of myths from around the world. They are tales of powerful gods, fearless heroes, […]

Understanding Cultural and Human Geography (The Great Courses)

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No one is an island. The community where you live, the food you eat, and the people you know are all part of a global chain of connections. Humans have transformed the planet over the past 10,000 years, and today, thanks to our transportation infrastructure, telecommunications, and a restless economy, the pace of globalization is […]

Story of Human Language (The Great Courses)

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I never met a person who is not interested in language, wrote the bestselling author and psychologist Steven Pinker. There are good reasons that language fascinates us so. It not only defines humans as a species, placing us head and shoulders above even the most proficient animal communicators, but it also beguiles us with its […]

Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations (The Great Courses)

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Where do we come from? How did our ancestors settle this planet? How did the great historic civilizations of the world develop? How does a past so shadowy that it has to be painstakingly reconstructed from fragmentary, largely unwritten records nonetheless make us who and what we are? This course brings you the answers that […]

Natural Law and Human Nature (The Great Courses)

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This course traces the origins and consequences of the theory of natural law. Natural law is the idea that there is an objective moral order, grounded in essential humanity, that holds universal and permanent implications for the ways we should conduct ourselves as free and responsible human beings. In Natural Law and Human Nature, you […]

Understanding the Human Factor: Life and Its Impact (The Great Courses)

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The year is 8000 B.C. A man wanders across a field of prairie grasses in search of edible berries and roots and wild game to feed his family. As he walks, the tips of the grasses brush against him, releasing seeds. He collects a few of these seeds and brings them back to his camp. […]

Roots of Human Behavior (The Great Courses)

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While human behavior is usually studied from the historical perspective of a few hundred years, anthropologists consider deeper causes for the ways we act. In this course, anthropologist Barbara J. King uses her wealth of research experience to open a window of understanding for you into the legacy left by our primate past. By looking […]

Theories of Human Development (The Great Courses)

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Have you ever wondered where the terms “terrible twos” and “identity crisis” come from? Did you know that the notion that children are different from adults, and require special care, is only about 200 years old? Did you know we can trace most of our modern ideas about children to just two renowned thinkers of […]