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Is it possible to do the wrong thing while knowing what’s right? Human mind is the most interesting thing to deal with. Human nature is the central focus of philosophy.

In this course you will learn about Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature. Western philosophical tradition will also be focused with recent findings. The course is structured around three intertwined sets of topics: Happiness and Flourishing; Morality and Justice; and Political Legitimacy and Social Structures.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: Yale University


Course Curriculum

Module 01
1. Introduction 00:43:00
2. The Ring of Gyges: Morality and Hypocrisy 00:42:00
3. Parts of the Soul I 00:45:00
4. Parts of the Soul II 00:45:00
5. The Well-Ordered Soul: Happiness and Harmony 00:41:00
6. The Disordered Soul: Thémis and PTSD 00:44:00
7. Flourishing and Attachment 00:38:00
8. Flourishing and Detachment 00:43:00
Module 02
9. Virtue and Habit I 00:40:00
10. Virtue and Habit II 00:45:00
11. Weakness of the Will and Procrastination 00:45:00
12. Utilitarianism and its Critiques 00:47:00
13. Deontology 00:46:00
14. The Trolley Problem 00:49:00
15. Empirically-informed Responses 00:50:00
16. Philosophical Puzzles 00:47:00
Module 03
17. Punishment I 00:45:00
18. Punishment II 00:49:00
19. Contract & Commonwealth: Thomas Hobbes 00:46:00
20. The Prisoner’s Dilemma 00:47:00
21. Equality 00:46:00
22. Equality II 00:46:00
23. Social Structures 00:49:00
24. Censorship 00:45:00
25. Tying up Loose Ends 00:44:00
26. Concluding Lecture 00:48:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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