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Philosophy and Science of Human Nature
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4.0 stars from 53 ratings
Good, but lectures are mixed up
Course is just great, but lectures are mixed up. There’s 14th duplicate instead of 13th, for example, some others missing too. Ended up downloading mp3 from Yale’s website.
heydiplo via Apple Podcasts · Russia · 09/29/18
Tamar Gendler is a great lecturer, but the audio files for this course have been sloppily handled. The audio for Lecture 1 skips and has parts of Lecture 2 spliced into it by mistake. More than once a lecture is missing because of accidental duplication of files. The audio files for Lectures 8...Read full review »
erikj09 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/13
Introduction lesson is missing
Extremely good lessons. Unfortunately the introduction is missing (it is just copy of the second lesson) and there is no video download. It can be taken though from the site of Yale
Oleg1968 via Apple Podcasts · Italy · 12/31/12
Recent Episodes
Professor Gendler begins with brief introductory remarks about the course’s methodology, explaining the approach that was taken to reading and presenting various articles. She continues with a discussion of Cass Sunstein’s work on social norms, looking particularly at his account of the...
Published 01/24/14
After introducing Plato's Republic, Professor Gendler turns to the discussion of Glaucon's challenge in Book II. Glaucon challenges Socrates to defend his claim that acting justly (morally) is valuable in itself, not merely as a means to some other end (in this case, the reputation one gets from...
Published 01/17/14
Professor Gendler explains the interdisciplinary nature of the course: work from philosophy, psychology, behavioral economics, and literature will be brought to bear on the topic of human nature. The three main topics of the course are introduced--happiness and flourishing, morality, and...
Published 01/17/14
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